FORMER Bury defender Tom Miller has signed for National League strugglers AFC Fylde.

The 29-year-old has been without a club since the Shakers’ expulsion from the Football League having made 15 appearances in all competitions during the 2018-19 campaign.

The former Carlisle man has joined Jim Bentley’s Coasters on a deal until the end of the season.

“I’ve played plenty of games, both in the league and in the conference too – and I know how tough it is, probably just as tough as League Two,” said Miller.

“We’re in a relegation fight, and it’s not a nice place to be, but it’s one that we all need to rise to and look forward to.”

Bentley has backed Miller to make a real impact as he looks to steer the Coasters, currently 22nd, clear of danger at the wrong end of the table.

“He’s been at Bury whilst they’ve had their problems, and has since been at different clubs training, so he’s fit and well,” said the former Morecambe boss.

“We’ve seen him a lot in the past, and have been impressed by him and his versatility to play across the back.”

“He gives us a few options, but also he has a point to prove himself. He’s been in a promotion campaign with Bury, so this is a chance to get him back playing.

“He’s got good attributes, good strengths, and we’re sure that he’ll be a success for us.”