Liam Miller ’comes home’ to Cork City

Liam Miller has set a target of winning the league with Cork City after his move to the Leesiders was confirmed yesterday.

The Ballincollig native, who has been capped 21 times for Ireland, will join his new team-mates for pre-season training later this month, having spent the last 15 years playing in Scotland, England and, most recently, Australia.

“I am delighted to be returning home. I will be proud to wear the Cork City jersey and do what I can for the team in front of all my family and friends,” said Miller.

“I am best mates with Mark McNulty; I played with both him and Colin Healy since U16s and have lots of good memories. I also know Billy Dennehy who I played with at Sunderland.”

The experienced midfielder says he has one aim for the coming season: “To win the league.”

Miller made his name at Celtic under Martin O’Neill before transferring to Manchester United.

Further moves saw him have spells at Leeds, Sunderland, QPR and Hibs. In more recent years, the midfielder has been plying in the Australian A-League, playing with the Brisbane Roar, and alongside his old international team-mate Damien Duff at Melbourne City.

Having recently lost Gearóid Morrissey to Cambridge, Cork City boss John Caulfield said he was “delighted” with the midfielder’s capture.

He said: “Something developed over the last few weeks and it is a real marquee signing for us to get a player of Liam’s quality. Having a Cork lad like Liam coming home is a major signing and a big boost for us. We are all looking forward to Liam coming in, we all know how good a player he is and it is a fantastic signing for us.”

“He has played in Europe with Celtic and Man United, and of course he has played internationally with Ireland as well, so he has huge experience, but, most importantly for me, he is still in peak condition, still at the top of his game and full of energy. He is going to be a fantastic addition to the squad.”


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