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Liam Miller ready to make his mark at Cork


Liam Miller

Liam Miller

Liam Miller

THE ARRIVAL of Liam Miller (below) into the squad at Cork City will give the entire club a boost, according to winger Billy Dennehy.

While Shamrock Rovers will have two senior internationals in their midfield next season with Stephen McPhail and Keith Fahey, Cork can now boast the same as Miller - capped 19 times at senior level - will join ex-Ireland man Colin Healy in the squad at Turner's Cross in 2015.

Former Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland man Miller, 33, has been in Australia since 2011 but he's now opted to come home and has agreed a contract with Cork and will report for duty once he's tidied up his affairs down under.

"Liam has a lot of experience, he played at the highest levels for a long time and him coming in will give everyone a boost. He will add a lot to the team once the games come around," says winger Denneny, a team-mate with Miller at Sunderland a decade ago.


"Liam's reputation and what he has done in the game, that all speaks for itself and it's great for the club to have someone like Liam and Colin Healy back home at the same club. I think all the supporters are delighted and everyone in Cork will buy into this. I think it will help us improve and help the team.

"I am sure he had lots of offers to go other places but him signing his a sign of how well we did last season, we have opened up a lot of people's eyes in terms of how big Cork City can be and Liam signing is another big step forward for the team and the club," Dennehy told The Herald.

"I got word of it a few days ago but it's great that it was finally confirmed and it was made public that Liam was coming home to Cork.

"Not only is Liam an old friend of mine but he's also a very good player who has a lot to offer us. I knew Liam from the Sunderland days, I would have trained with him every day so I knew what a good player he was but he was a great lad to have around as well."