Calvin Miller hopes for Celtic chance


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Calvin Miller hopes he is given the chance to battle for a first team spot at Celtic next season under Neil Lennon.

Miller spent the first half of last season on loan at Dundee and then joined Ayr in a temporary deal until the end of the campaign.

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers saw Miller as a full-back but he played in a more advanced role at Ayr, and the 21-year-old hopes his versatility works in his favour as he tries to impress new manager Lennon.

“There was a good bunch of boys at Ayr and I got the chance to play,” he told The Herald. “I was playing in a different role too which was good.

I was playing left-back and left-wing and I also played right-wing and through the middle too and that is kind of what I was before Brendan Rodgers wanted me to play full-back.

“I enjoyed being higher up the pitch. I am hoping that versatility might help me when I go back although, like everyone, I would happily play anywhere.

“I made the most of my time with Ayr and it was great to get that experience. It will be the same routing of working hard and seeing if I can impress the manager.”

Lennon handed Miller his debut during his first spell in charge at Parkhead and the youngster is looking forward to working with the former Bolton and Hibs boss again.

He added: “I know Neil and I am delighted that he has got the job because he has a great enthusiasm for the game and I really enjoyed the time I had before when I was working with him.”

Celtic are 1.33 to win the Scottish Premiership outright next season and Rangers can be backed at 3.20.

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