Former Celtic youngster Calvin Miller to turn down Plymouth contract

By David Walton

September 3, 2020

Former Celtic youngster Calvin Miller looks set to turn down a move to Plymouth after spending the last few weeks on trial down south.

Miller departed Celtic this summer after his contract ran out, and has only just recovered from surgery in recent months after a nasty injury ruled out any chance he had of making it in Glasgow.

Last month, the left-back was reportedly set for a move to French club Amiens (Daily Record). Yet after that didn’t come to anything, it appears Miller did impress with Plymouth whilst on trial.

Calvin Miller is a Lennoxtown graduate (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, his game-time in League One would’ve lessened due to the arrival of former Peterborough man George Cooper. And speaking to Plymouth Live, Argyle manager Ryan Lowe outlined that not being the club’s first choice looks like ending the player’s interest in the move.

“We were looking to do something with Calvin but, to be fair to the kid, he wants to play. He has had a couple of years of not playing, and he wants to go somewhere where he’s going to be number one. I couldn’t guarantee him number one.

“Can he compete with George? Potentially, yeah, but we will monitor that. We will keep talking away.

“I know the boy has got other options also. If it’s not for us, it’s for someone else, then we wish him all the best.”

Miller has too much talent to be overlooked for long

It’s a shame that Miller looks like he’s going to have his chance of being a first-choice left-back in League One stripped away from him. Especially when he’s clearly impressed the club.

However, it’s only going to be so long until he finds himself a new side who will put their faith in him. He’s far too decent a prospect to be stuck waiting on a club to take a chance on him.

Miller left Parkhead having only managed to accumulate five appearances for the Hoops (Transfermarkt). Yet, whilst he never showed he was good enough at the time to be Celtic class, he certainly never did himself any harm with his displays.

Miller made five appearances for Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s already stated in the past that he would like to one day return to the club (Daily Record). That’s a long way from being a reality at the moment, but all the youngster needs is a club to invest in him. He has the skills to accelerate his development from there.

At 22, it’s imperative he’s playing regularly. Therefore, he deserves credit for not jumping at the chance to be a bench-warmer in League One, despite it being a decent level. It’s easy for a player of his age to jump at the first sign of decent wages.

It’s anyone’s guess as to where he ends up now. But one thing’s for sure – someone is bound to snap him up sooner rather than later.

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