Outpouring of support from former teammates as Liam Miller battles pancreatic cancer

Arnold Nichols
November 14, 2017

News emerged last night that the ex-Ireland midfielder has returned home to Cork to receive treatment for the illness, and several former team-mates of the 36-year-old have since come out to show their support today.

The Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill said the news "puts things in perspective".

Miller made his professional debut for Celtic having come through the youth ranks at the club.

There was support too from fellow Corkman David Meyler, who said the 21-times-capped Ireland global is in the thoughts of the current squad.

His career has since taken him to Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian, and as far as Australia, the Republic of Ireland and the United States, where he now plays for Wilmington Hammerheads.

McManus added: 'He starts chemo tomorrow and is fighting hard really can't go into any more detail than that out of respect for him and family.

"We're thinking about him and we hope he can pull through".

Ex-Ireland team mate Noel Hunt tweeted: "Such sad news about my old room mate Liam Miller".

Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller is reportedly battling cancer.

Miller then went on to play for Leeds United, Sunderland, Q.P.R., Hibernians, Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City. "Thoughts and prayers are with my old team-mate and friend Liam Miller as he and his lovely family fight through this battle!"

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