Miller ready to shine

Miller ready to shine

Posted on April 17, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup new midfielder Paul Miller is looking forward to the season with the club, after joining form Victorian NPL side Heidelberg United.

The Scottish-born player has settled in at the club and is ready to play his part in the clubs season. “I’ve really settled in well,” he said. “Perth is a great spot, enjoying the slower pace of life and the great weather.”

The 31-year-old, who headed back to Melbourne to get married early in the pre-season, said it was during conservation with a former ECU player, that got him to the club and he is enjoying it. “I was told about the club from an ex player of the club, Peter Roberts (Taffy),” he said. “He knew I was moving to Perth and couldn’t speak highly enough of the club and all the people involved.”

Miller played for Scottish sides Stenhousmuir and Camelon Juniors, before heading down under and stints with Port Melbourne and Heidelberg United. He also played at Scottish Giants Celtic as a youth player, and said he hopes to bring success to ECU. “I trained for many clubs as a youth player, including Motherwell, Celtic, Falkirk, and Clyde,” he said. “I’ve been lucky enough in that time to win quite a few trophies and league titles, all of them special in their own way, which is something I would like to, continue doing at ECU.”

The midfielder has been impressed with ECU coach Dale McCulloch and the squad, and believes they will be very competitive this season. “In the short time I’ve been here the gaffer has been great. His appetite and hunger for success is a standout and his training is really enjoyable,” he explained. “Alot of ball and game related drills which is great. He has put together a good, competitive squad which I hope will go on to have a successful season.”

It’s been a difficult start to the season for the club, playing three of the top teams in league, but Miller said there have been some positive signs and he is looking forward to the Balcatta clash on Saturday, and he is line for a league debut after starting in the cup game on Monday. “Really looking forward to Saturday’s game, for me at the moment it’s all about getting all the game time that I can at the moment, as I’ve not had a pre-season,” he said. “I’m pretty confident we can get our season up and running. We were unlucky in the defeat against Perth, and were the better side in the second half against Bayswater, so we will be looking to get the three points this weekend.”