Boro want Under-23 striker George Miller to join a club in the Football League following his brief spell at non-league Wrexham.
Wrexham boss Dean Keates admits the club tried to tie up an extended loan deal for Miller, but their efforts were rebuffed as the 19-year-old has suitors higher up the football ladder that Boro would prefer him to join.
“He (Miller) is a great lad, and I thought at one point we might be able to extend his loan” Keates told the Daily Post.
“We pushed and pushed as much as we could, but we understand the lads’ situation and that Middlesbrough want him to play as high a standard as they can for him to get that experience and there is a couple of League teams sniffing.
“It (another loan) is something we asked about yesterday, we pushed it as much as we could, but they (Middlesbrough) would rather he went into the League and we understand that, and we move on.”
Miller, who played five times for the National League side, was open to a return but acknowledges the decision is out of his hands.
George Miller attempts to score against Harrogate Town. (Image: Daily Post Wales)
“I have got a meeting at Boro soon and we will go from there and see what the options are and what they want me to do,” said the striker.
“I would never say never, and I would like to come back (to Wrexham) to be fair. I have spoken to the gaffer and I can’t really say much but maybe one day I could be back here in the not too distant future.
Miller has also spoken of his enjoyment playing in a league that has improved him as a player in such a short space of time.
“The first week I was here we got battered at Macclesfield and got then beat by Harrogate (a week later) and I was thinking ‘what am I doing?’. But after that we have gone on an upward slope and I have started loving it, it has been a bit of rollercoaster to be fair.
“I have learnt so much in this last month, the dirty side of the game, getting your body in and being physical and doing stuff off the ball. You learn a lot off these older pros, I am just enjoying everything.”
Although the striker didn’t score for Wrexham, he did come close on his final appearance – firing just wide 10 minutes in. Nevertheless, the former Bury man was happy to sign off with a win.
“(It is) A great way to end my month here,” added the striker. “A win and especially scoring four goals, it shows that us attackers are doing something right, I enjoyed it.
“To be fair I think I have been doing work off the ball that has been helping the lads out and I will keep doing that if we keep scoring goals. When I am stretching defences that makes gaps for Bodes and Chrissy to get on the ball and do their magic, so I am happy with that.
“It would have been nice if I had scored, but I have really enjoyed it, when you have 4,000 fans egging you on you get a bit of a buzz, I love it and I want more of it.”