Ireland midfielder Miller joins Glory

Former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder Liam Miller has joined A-League side Perth Glory on a two-year deal.In the week the Glory lost England legend Robbie Fowler, the Republic of Ireland international was confirmed as a significant overseas signing for Ian Ferguson’s team.

The 30-year-old will arrive in Perth ahead of the Glory’s friendly against Miller’s old club Celtic on July 9.

“I’m thrilled to be heading to Perth,” Miller said.

“I have heard a lot of wonderful things about the city of Perth but football is the most important thing.”

In a stellar career to date, Miller has played for two of the biggest clubs in the UK and also had stints with Leeds United and Sunderland.

Miller joins Perth Glory after spending the past two seasons in the Scottish Premier League with Hibernian.

Glory coach Ian Ferguson said: “I’m delighted to have Liam on board.”

“He is a quality player.”

“Liam brings a lot of experience to the club and he’s played at a number of top clubs.”

“It’s great to have a player of Liam’s calibre at Perth Glory.”

“Liam is a midfielder who gets forward and he’ll help us become a more attacking team than last season.”

Miller, 30, made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2004 against the Czech Republic and has played 21 times for his country.

He was also part of the Irish squad that won the UEFA Under-17 Championship in 1998.

Miller is the ninth new player signed by Perth Glory for the 2011/12 season.

He joins Danny Vukovic, Neil Young, Evan Berger, Dean Heffernan, Adam Hughes, Travis Dodd, Shane Smeltz and Jesse Makarounas as new faces for the coming season.

 


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