BRADFORD City striker George Miller has bagged the EFL Young Player of the Month award after some fine festive form.

The 20-year-old loanee hit four goals in December to put himself in contention for the accolade.

This came during a dominant spell for the Bantams themselves, winning three out of their Sky Bet League One fixtures in the month.

Miller said: "December was a really good month for me and the team. We won three out of four games, which was important and, personally, I scored a few goals and got a few assists.

"Since the gaffer came in the intensity of day-to-day training has increased and I have taken it in my stride.

"When you are doing well it is easy, you are buzzing every week. It is when you are not doing as well it is harder - but that is part and parcel of the game.

"The formation we are playing here suits me, it is how I want to play. I get more license to run in the channels and that is how I enjoy playing football.

"I am not the most technical player but you have got to play to your strengths and this formation allows me to do that.

"I wouldn’t want to be playing for a mid-table team playing for nothing, personally.

"I think it’s important for development to have something to play for.

"Obviously you don’t want to be down the bottom of the table but at the same time it’s good to have something to play for. We go out there every week knowing what we need to do.

"I have had tough seasons pretty much all the clubs I have been at, especially at Bury when we were relegated.

"I am hoping I don’t go through that again this year but I will know more of what to expect having been through these pressured situations before and you have to step up and take it in your stride."

Miller was the subject of a bizarre transfer saga on Thursday where Barnsley bought the youngster for a reported £250,000, but he remains on loan with the Bantams until the end of the season.