Jackie McNamara has revealed his disappointment after promising Celtic player confirmed his season had been ended by injury.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Celtic and Scotland international admitted he was gutted by the news about the young talent, stating that the only silver lining is that he should be able to bounce back thanks to his age.
As confirmed on the player’s personal Instagram account, the 21-year-old has undergone surgery on an unspecified injury problem and is set to be ruled out of action for the rest of the 2019/20 season.
McNamara says that the main focus now has to be on getting him back to a certain level of fitness, suggesting that any consideration of a potential loan move in the future will have to wait until he is back and ready to play.
Having been told about the 21-year-old’s injury blow by Football Insider, McNamara said: “Wow, that’s a shame, that’s a real shame for the boy. It’s obviously very disappointing.
“The only thing is that he’s very young and can come back from it, hopefully he has a good recovery. The priority is to get himself back, make sure that’s there first and foremost.
“It might be a case of getting himself fit first and foremost before looking at getting games and where he’s going to play.”
Miller has played five times for the first-team at Parkhead, having also had loan spells at Dundee and Ayr United to help aid his development.
A versatile player, Miller has operated as a left-back, a left-winger, a right-winger and a centre forward during his fledgeling years.