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Saturday 15 December 2018

Sunderland to pay tribute to Liam Miller with minute's applause this weekend

Liam Miller during his time at Sunderland
Liam Miller during his time at Sunderland Newsdesk Newsdesk

Sunderland will pay tribute to former midfielder Liam Miller before their Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford on Saturday.

The 36-year-old Irishman died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller, who played 60 times for the Black Cats, will be remembered with a minute's applause before kick-off.

"At this sad time we would like to pay our respects and show our appreciation together - club and fans - along with our visitors from Brentford," Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain told the club's official website.

"It is a tragedy to lose someone so young and our deepest condolences go to Liam's family and friends."

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