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Miller makes Motherwell breakthrough

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It is only a month into the 2022/23 Cinch SPFL season yet it is already one to be remembered by Motherwell and their new starlet Lennon Miller. Miller became the steelmen’s youngest-ever player when he came off the bench against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the last 16 of the League Cup.

The young midfielder came on for the final 11 minutes, just six days after his 16th birthday. Since his debut, he has been named on the bench on two occasions, against Hearts at Fir Park, and Celtic at Celtic Park.

The week before his senior debut, Miller caught the eye of many after scoring from inside his own half for Scotland U16s against England. The young international lobbed the keeper straight from kick-off to put Scotland ahead and caught the eyes and headlines of many online.

When asked about his wonder goal, Miller explained it was something that he has tried before:

“I check before every kick-off to see where the goalkeeper is standing.

“I’ve tried it before when it’s not come off and I’ve been shouted at, but he was so far off his line that it should be going in

“I was surprised at first but having all my teammates celebrating with me after it, it was a really good feeling.”

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Motherwell boss Steven Hammell was also full of praise for the youngster:

“If the rule wasn’t in place, Lennon would have played when he was 15.

“It’s not a token gesture to give him a game, it’s because he’s a good footballer.

“He’s super talented and he works very hard.”

Lennon, son of Lee Miller, former Aberdeen striker, is tied down at Motherwell until the summer of 2025. Yet there are clubs south of the border who are interested in the young talent after his recent success for club and country. English Premier League side Newcastle United are rumoured “front runners” for Miller’s signature in the January transfer window.

Motherwell will be desperate to keep a hold of Miller and give him the platform to develop at Fir Park.

The Premiership club have brought through players such as David Turnbull, Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell in recent years. It is hoped that Miller can hit the heights that they once did and become yet another standout academy product on their team.



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