Celtic have a decision to make over Calvin Miller this summer. The 21-year-old academy graduate was hyped for big things not so long ago but has failed to live up to his potential thus far.
The Scotland youth international spent last season on loan at both Dundee and then Ayr United, playing a combined total of 30 games. He netted a goal for each club mainly playing in a more advanced role to the left-back berth he’s endured at Celtic.
The youngster didn’t have an awful season by any means but the club must now ponder his future seriously. Does he have the ability to make it at Celtic or is he going to be another hyped youth star who just couldn’t cut it?
Miller signed a contract extension at the club last year and is contracted until this time next year. We aren’t exactly blessed for left-backs at the moment. Both Emilio Izaguirre and Jeremy Toljan have departed the club this summer leaving just Kieran Tierney and Jonny Hayes who can play there.
There is an opportunity for Miller if he wants it. If he can start pre-season well and force himself into Neil Lennon’s plans then he might get a chance. The club have been looking for a reliable back-up to Tierney for years. Miller could offer a solution that means Celtic won’t need to sign anyone new.
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He clearly has quality and pace, he perhaps just has to work on the defensive side of his game. If he can do that then he may be an ideal deputy to take the pressure off a weary Tierney.
Everyone will get a fresh chance to shine under new management this summer. It will be interesting to see who comes to the fore.