Irish team get behind Miller in his battle with cancer

Irish team get behind Miller in his battle with cancer

Liam Miller in action for Cork City in 2015. 

IRISH international DAVID Meyler and manager Martin O’Neill have sent their support to Liam Miller amid reports that the former Ireland international is battling cancer.

The 36-year-old Cork midfielder is said to be undergoing treatment and news of his plight has been greeted with shock by acquaintances within football.

“I gave Liam his debut at Celtic. He played wonderfully well in a Champions League game one evening (against Anderlecht), he was absolutely outstanding," O'Neill said.

Liam Miller celebrating a goal with Celtic legends Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton in 2003. 
Liam Miller celebrating a goal with Celtic legends Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton in 2003. 

“We heard the news just recently, we didn’t know how bad it was — and obviously all thoughts go out to him and his family. I think he’s got three children as well. He’s a very young man, 36 years of age. It puts things in perspective.” 

There was support too from fellow Leesider, David Meyler, who said the 21-times-capped Ireland international is in the thoughts of the current squad.

“We’ve obviously heard the news. We’re unsure of all the details, but our thoughts go to his family," David Meyler said. 

"We are thinking of him and we hope he can pull through and he’s strong anyway. That’s from the whole team and everyone.” 

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