Celtic fans on social media have slammed fringe player Calvin Miller for his performance against Kilmarnock, in a game which ended in a goalless draw.
The 20-year-old, who is the long-term left-back understudy to Kieran Tierney, made his first start for the Hoops since February, as Brendan Rodgers played plenty of fringe players in what was a relatively meaningless game for the Bhoys.
Sadly for Miller, fans weren’t happy with his performance, with one claiming that he would ‘never’ be a Hoops player, and another claiming that his performance was ‘brutal’.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Feel a bit sorry for calvin miller. One of the best finishers ive saw at youth fitba. Never a left back in a million years????
— millsy (@millsymillar) May 9, 2018
Calvin Miller’s never a Celtic player
— Jordan Tracey (@JordanTracey17) May 9, 2018
Calvin Miller is brutal will never be a Celtic player #CELKIL
— Kevin McGurk (@kevybhoy73) May 9, 2018
— Buddy Gall 社会主義者 (@TheGallatron) May 9, 2018
Calvin Miller isn’t a left back. Every cross straight into the first man. Jack Hendry isn’t a right back. Embarrassing first half performance.
— Ryan Gilroy (@_RyanGilroy) May 9, 2018
Is it just me or is Calvin Miller so overweight and unfit a am looking from row x area 445 right enough
— Jack Gordon (@JackoGordon) May 9, 2018
Calvin Miller really isn’t very good
— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) May 9, 2018
The player is a tad unfortunate in that not only does he have to compete with Tierney, who is one of the most promising players in Great Britain, but he has also been converted from a striker to a left-back, which isn’t the easiest thing for a player to do.
It seems likely that Rodgers will sign another left-back in the summer to provide competition for Tierney and to be able to give the player a rest sometimes, as he is in danger of playing far too much football.
As for Miller, it seems that he will become anything more than a fringe player at the Scottish champions, unless he changes to once again play in a more attack-minded position, as he just doesn’t look comfortable at left-back.
In other Celtic news, this fringe player must take his chance v Kilmarnock