Tom Miller

Midfield

Player Profile

Place of Birth: Ely, Cambridgeshire

Nationality: England

Position: Midfield

Height: 6' 0"

Club History

CLUBS

Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jul 2018 Present Bury
Feb 2010 Nov 2010 Dundalk

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Tom is a central midfielder, who can also play at right-back or in the centre of defence. Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, he joined Ipswich Town at the age of nine and spent five years there before moving to Norwich City on youth forms in 2004.

Tom progressed to the Canaries’ U18 Academy and made his first start for the youths side on 21 January 2006 in a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic. He then joined the academy as a full-time scholar in July 2006. Twelve months later he made three first-team appearances under Peter Grant during pre-season, against Kings Lynn, Lowestoft Town and Yarmouth Town.

In April of 2008, shortly before Miller won the club’s overall Young Players’ Player of the Year award, Glenn Roeder informed the 18-year-old that they would not be offering him a professional contract. He then went on a one-week trial at League One side Southend United, while also seeking help from his former assistant boss Jim Duffy to use his contacts to arrange trials in Scotland.

With the advice of Duffy, and after catching Rangers’ eye in FA exit trials in Warwick, the Scottish giants flew the midfielder to Glasgow for a specially-arranged trial game. Miller was a standout performer in the closed-doors match against Dunfermline, which the Ibrox club comfortably won 5-1, and his display earned him a two-year professional contract.

However, his time at Rangers, where he wore the No 53 shirt, was interrupted by a serious knee injury which was followed by a broken foot in his first game back. Miller was part of the U19s squad but after becoming too old for that bracket he moved into the reserves.

Last December, Scottish Second Division club Brechin City, managed by Duffy, signed Miller on a one-month loan. However, after limited playing time due to the fact that Brechin only played one game (against Ayr United in the Scottish Cup) in that period, Miller arrived at Dundalk for a trial in early February. The youngster’s debut came in a scoreless draw with Athlone Town on 7 February and he went on to play in wins over Shelbourne and Bray Wanderers before returning to the UK at the end of his trial.

Ian Foster and Rangers then came to an agreement which saw Miller released from his contract at Ibrox, and on 18 February 2010 he signed a one-year full-time deal at Oriel Park. He made his league debut for the club when starting on the opening day of the 2010 season at Bray Wanderers on 5 March.

Miller made 33 league appearances for Dundalk in 2010, scoring one goal, in the 5-1 win over Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park. In January of 2011 he followed former Dundalk player/coach Wayne Hatswell in signing for Blue Square Bet Premier side Newport County.


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