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Former Celtic player Liam Miller reveals cancer battle

Former Celtic player Liam Miller reveals cancer battle

FRIENDS of former Ireland star Liam Miller have rallied around footballer after it emerged he faces a cancer battle.

Miller, who won 21 worldwide caps over a 16-year career, broke through at Celtic before he was lured to the Premier League by Alex Ferguson in 2004.

Speaking at his press conference this morning ahead of the second leg of Ireland's World Cup play-off against Denmark, O'Neill offered his support to the former midfielder.

"I gave him his debut at Celtic", O'Neill said.

"The news - we heard about it just recently, we didn't know how bad it was - and obviously all thoughts go out to him and his family". All our thoughts go out to them.

"For a young man at 36 years of age, it puts things into perspective". We are thinking of him and we hope he can pull through and he's strong anyway.

Liam Miller, 36, was sent messages of support from former team mates and fans in his battle against the disease.

Fellow former United player Danny Higginbotham said: "If true very sad news about one of my former teammates Liam Miller". Later playing in Australia, he then moved to home town club Cork City, before finishing his career in America with semi-professional club, Wilmington Hammerheads.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with Liam Miller and his family at this time, ' read a tweet from the Scottish champions" Twitter account.

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