What does the future hold for Calvin Miller at Celtic?

By Hamish Carton

July 19, 2019

Calvin Miller was one of the brightest sparks when Celtic thrashed Austrian minnows Pinkafeld at the end of June.

The game may only have been a pre-season friendly, and against pretty desperate opposition, but Miller stuck out like a sore thumb as one of the positives from the occasion.

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Neil Lennon elected to play the 21-year-old on the right-wing – a far cry from the left-back position he had often been asked to play under Brendan Rodgers. He played the first-half of the encounter and looked lively.

Does Miller have a future at Celtic?

Given the strength of his display that day, Miller may be relatively surprised that he hasn’t seen more first team action since.

The youngster is perhaps finding out that being a jack of all trades can have its drawbacks. Miller started off his youth career as a forward before being moved to the left-side in both midfield and attack. Now it seems like he’s more suited to the right-wing. That indecision can’t be good for his development.

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As a result, he’s rarely mentioned as a candidate to take a specific first-team position.

If wing is to be his position, then he’ll struggle to make the grade at Celtic. Neil Lennon has wingers up to his ears at present and Miller probably isn’t in the top half a dozen.

He definitely deserves an opportunity to show what he can do. Whether he will get one or not is another story.