Miller finds his way back home to Cavalier

June 14, 2017
Ryan Miller of Cavalier (left), battling Rivoli's Kemar Bennett for the ball during a Premier League match at Stadium East on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Miller, who had missed the Corporate Area Super League winners' Premier League promotion play-off opening match against Rivoli on Sunday after a bust-up with the club, is set to return for today's second match against Priory at Stadium East.

RYAN MILLER and Premier League play-off side Cavalier appear to have buried their differences in time for today's game against Priory at Stadium East, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Both parties told STAR Sports a week ago that they had parted ways and Miller missed the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Super League champions' opening match in the series. Cavalier were forced to come from behind in a 1-1 draw against 10-man Rivoli, last Sunday, at Prison Oval.

However, in an overnight turn of events, Miller, who led Cavalier as captain and finished as the Super League's leading scorer with 11 goals, trained with the team yesterday morning, which chairman Rudolph Speid said makes him eligible for selection against Priory today.

"He (Miller) trained today and must be considered for selection, just like everybody who trained. However, the squad for the game against Priory is not yet named. That will be done later today," Speid told STAR Sports when contacted yesterday.

No pay dispute

Miller had claimed that a pay dispute was the reason he did not want to play. However, Speid responded, saying there was no pay dispute between the former St George's College star and the club.

"He and the club have no pay dispute. The club's president, Andrew Thomas, and General Secretary Lance Cowan met with Miller today, and everything has been resolved," said Speid, who is also Cavalier's technical director.

Miller, however, said he was in training, but the dispute is yet to be settled.

"I trained with the team today. They want me to play, and I am willing, but I have not made a decision yet. The pay dispute is not settled," Miller claimed when contacted yesterday.

Meanwhile, in the other play-off game on today, Sandals South Coast host Rivoli United at Crocs Lawn in Westmoreland, starting at 3:30 p.m.

The teams are vying for two spots in the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League and are tied on one point apiece following last Sunday's first-round results.

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