Robins want Miller fee

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Bristol City player-manager Brian Tinnion insists the club will look to get a fee for striker Lee Miller.

The former Falkirk hit-man has revitalised his career since his return north of the border to Scottish Premier League club Hearts.

The 21-year-old is on loan until the season's end with the Edinburgh outfit and both The Jambos and Miller are keen to make the move a permanent arrangement.

However, The Robins will likely want to recoup the £325,000 they paid The Bairns for the Scotland Under-21 international in the summer of 2003.

Miller's contract at Ashton Gate runs until the end of next season, though the chances of a move to Tynecastle in the summer seem likely.

"We would be looking for a fee and, to be honest, he will probably be wanting to go back up to Scotland, but we will have to have a chat about it," Tinnion told the Western Daily Press.

"He's still got two years left on his contract, so I will probably talk to him.

"I know there are stories coming out from the Hearts end stating that they are keen to take him permanently, so I'll speak to John Robertson again and see what the situation is," he added told the club's official website.

"I'm pleased for Lee because he's a good lad who works hard.

"Hopefully, the goals will increase his price tag and we can raise a bit of cash to use in the transfer market."

Meanwhile, Robins youngster Mike Mackay has been sidelined with a fractured right leg after playing in the club's reserves.

The 18-year-old striker sustained the tibia fracture during the Gloucestershire Cup quarter final defeat to Yate Town.