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

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

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

Friends and ex-team-mates of Liam Miller have revealed the former Celtic midfielder is battling cancer. We heard about the news recently but we didn't know how bad it was. I think he's got three children as well.

There was support too from fellow Leesider, David Meyler, who said the 21-times-capped Ireland global is in the thoughts of the current squad. "We're thinking about him and we hope he can pull through".

"We send our thoughts and prayers to Championship victor Liam Miller and his family at this hard time", they wrote.

Miller made 44 appearances for Celtic, scoring five goals.

He later moved on to Sunderland and QPR before playing for several Australian clubs and moving back to Cork City in 2015.

Miller moved to Australia in 2011 to join Perth Glory, but is now contracted to semi-professional American club Wilmington Hammerheads FC.

Many of his former clubs and colleagues have publicly expressed their support for Miller through social media.

Jacob Burns, the former Leeds and Australia midfielder who is now head of football at Perth Glory, tweeted: "In shock!"

Ex-England striker Chris Sutton said: "All thoughts and prayers go out to my old teammate Liam Miller tonight".

Ex-Republic of Ireland global team-mate Noel Hunt added: "Such sad news about my old room-mate Liam Miller".

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