Miller time! - Prodigal son scores on return
A DAY after returning to training with Premier League hopeful Cavalier, midfielder Ryan Miller, yesterday scored the second goal in his team's 3-0 defeat of Priory Academy in their Premier League play-off at Stadium East.
Miller had missed Cavalier's 1-1 draw with Rivoli on Sunday amid a row with the management of the Corporate Area Super League winners, descending into both parties last week saying they had parted ways.
However, he was back in training yesterday morning and showed the form which made him last season's leading scorer in the Corporate Area Super League.
The former St George's playmaker came on with his team leading 1-0 and added a second within minutes of entering the game to put the game beyond Priory's reach. The Cavalier ace came found space inside the box to nod home the ball from a corner on 81 minutes.
Miller's strike came between two goals from Swayne Thomas, the first of which came in the first-half on 13 minutes before he completed the scoring in the 84th minute.
Very influential player
Cavalier chairman, Rudolph Speid, confirmed that Miller and the club have moved past their recent wage dispute.
"As you can see, Miller is a very influential player. He came on and scored the second goal which kind of made the game comfortable. All is good between Miller and the club. He has been here from he was 12 years of age, but you know youngsters are wayward sometimes and you just have to correct them," Speid told STAR Sports after his team's victory.
Miller said his issue with the club has been resolved. "We sat and had a discussion and we came to an agreement and we just moved on from that," he said.
The Jamaica national youth representative added that his focus is firmly set on helping Cavalier navigate the plays-offs and he is looking forward to their next game against Sandals South Coast.
"It's going to be a tough game on Sunday so we still need to do some more preparation. All we have to do is rest and come back in the next training session and work hard," he said.
Cavalier (four points) will travel to Westmoreland for a top-of-the-table clash against Sandals South Coast (four points) on Sunday at Crocs Lawn. Rivoli and Priory have one point each.