Calvin Miller picks up injury while playing for Development side

By Hamish Carton

September 19, 2019

Celtic youth prospect Calvin Miller has suffered another setback after suffering an injury while playing for the Development team.

The 21-year-old was taken off after 26 minutes during Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Hibernian on Tuesday, and replaced by Brody Paterson. Not much else is known about the injury but it does seem serious enough with the Celtic Academy Twitter feed wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Injury is the last thing Miller will have wanted

Miller has suffered a fair fall from grace over the past couple of seasons. It wasn’t so long ago that he seemed to be one of the next big things coming out of Lennoxtown, with Brendan Rodgers choosing to give him a couple of opportunities during the ‘Invincible’ season.

Miller failed to make the breakthrough and has since found himself out on loan at Dundee and Ayr United. The chance arose for him to move to Kilmarnock this summer as part of the deal for Greg Taylor, but that didn’t materialise, leaving him at Celtic.

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But with the club choosing to add some fresh youngsters, mainly from England, you wonder if the likes of Miller and Anthony Ralston are fancied anymore. The latter recently moved to St. Johnstone on loan and Miller may feel he should have gone out to play football too.

You get the feeling that both have had their chance to breakthrough into the Celtic first-team and missed the boat. Hopefully Miller can get fit quickly and prove everyone wrong.