Liam Miller up for the Celtic challenge

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says gun recruit Liam Miller will play in next Saturday’s show down against Celtic at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says gun recruit Liam Miller will play in next Saturday-s show down against Celtic at nib Stadium.

After arriving in Perth late yesterday, it was straight to work for Miller today, fronting the media before a series of fitness tests at the club-s training headquarter.

“It-s something totally new for me and something very exciting,” Miller said.

Having played for some of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom including Manchester United and Celtic, Miller says the reason to continue his career in Perth was purely football.

“There were a number of factors, but the most important thing for me was the football.

“I-m sure it will be a good standard and it will be a tough league. There are never any easy leagues

And Miller-s first challenge will be against one of his former clubs, Celtic, in just 9 days time.

“Yeah, it-s a funny one that and if it-s to be my first game, it-s something I-ll really enjoy, he said.

“We all know it-s going to be a hard game so I don-t think I-ll need to pass on too much

“I-m sure they will have seen a fair bit of them on TV so there won-t be too much input that will need to be passed on. It will be a tough game.”

Ian Ferguson was naturally delighted to have Miller on deck.

“Not a lot of people in Australia will know Liam here, but a lot of people know him back in the UK,” the Perth Glory coach said.

“He-s played for some very big clubs and you don-t play for Manchester United if you are any kind of mug for two years, so the boy has a lot in his locker, and I think Australia will be very surprised when they see Liam play.

“He-s going to be one of our play makers, he-s got great engines, he-s up and down the park and everybody I have spoken to has given him rave reports.

With tickets to the Celtic game selling fast, Ferguson said the match will be a special occasion.

I think it-s smashing for Perth to get a big game like this and to attract a quality team like Celtic … they are not far away from starting their own season so they-ll come with a full squad and be all guns blazing.”