Neil Lennon: “Liam Miller will make Perth better”


New Perth Glory midfielder Liam Miller will be a star in the Hyundai A-League.

New Perth Glory midfielder Liam Miller will be a star in the Hyundai A-League.

That-s the opinion of Celtic manager Neil Lennon, a man who should know.

Lennon is a former team mate of Miller, when the pair played together at Celtic in 2004 and last season, Lennon coached against Miller.

“I’ve known Liam a long time and he had couple of seasons at Hibs where he played very, very well,” said Lennon.

“It’s a good signing for Perth and one thing Liam will do is make Perth a better team. He’s a very good player – technically very good and clever.”

“When he first burst on to the scene at Celtic he had a meteoric rise and he went off to (Manchester) United and his career probably didn’t pan out the way people thought it would’ve done,” Lennon said. “But he’s still got a lot of quality.

“He’ll be a good signing and it’s a bit of a coup for Perth to get him.”

Glory fans will get to see Miller, a former Republic of Ireland international in action for the first time tonight when Miller lines up in the club-s practice game against the WA State team at Dorrien Gardens. Kick-off is 7pm.

After losing the first match of their Australian tour, 1-nil to Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, Celtic have been boosted by the arrivals of key internationals, Ki Sung Yueng, Ch Du Ri, Daniel Majstrovic and Georgios Samaras.

“We chopped and changed the team a lot in Sydney but for Perth we are going to have four or five days training, which will be good preparation for the game, and hopefully we’ll put a strong team out there,” Lennon said.

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