By James Black
Celtic emerging talent Calvin Miller has claimed that he is a “different person” after being moved from winger to wing-back by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
The promising 19-year-old was regarded as one of the best attacking prospects in the country before his recent shift to a more defensive role.
Miller featured in the Hoops’ recent win over Partick Thistle at left-back and believes moving further back has helped him become more aggressive on the park.
“Sometimes when I’m training, I feel like I’m part of the squad,” Miller said, as quoted by the Evening Times website.
“And when I play the youth games I feel more experienced and like one of the older ones in the team, so I can show that on the park. I’m still young but there are high hopes.
“Training has been so enjoyable and you learn so many different things.
“I feel like since I moved positions I’ve become a different person, I’ve learnt to become more aggressive and the defensive side of the game – and that is coming to me more and more.”
Miller’s move to defence leaves him behind fan favourite Kieran Tierney in the pecking order at Celtic Park.
The Scotland Under-21 cap has made a handful of appearances for the Celtic first-team now and continues to impress in the Development squad.
Miller’s contract is up at the end of next season.
Rodgers has previously compared Bertrand with European Cup winner Ryan Bertrand – who he worked with at Chelsea and also converted from a winger and a full-back – telling the Daily Record last December that he sees similar of traits in Miller.
With Kieran Tierney in the form of his life, Miller will need to make the most of what few opportunities he gets in the first-team.
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