Miller calls time on Cavalier

August 10, 2017
Cavalier's Ryan Miller clears the ball while under pressure from Sandals player Leonardo Rankine (front) in their Magnum/Charley's JB JFF Red Stripe Premier League playoff game at the Stdaium East field on Sunday July2.

Cavalier captain Ryan Miller was confirmed by the club's technical director, Rudolph Speid, to have handed in a transfer request.

Miller said after nine years it is time for a new challenge. The former St George's College star has been the club's top player for the last two seasons.

However, the player who is said to be wanted by Waterhouse, Tivoli and University of the West Indies, is yet to decide on his destination.

"I have no big reason for leaving. I just want to go somewhere else and take on a new challenge. I have been at Cavalier for nine years and feel that is a long time, so I want to go somewhere else to start a new chapter in my life," he told STAR Sports.

Speid confirmed the player was on his way out: "We don't know where he is going. He handed in a transfer request and we accepted it, but that is just one (player) out and no more is leaving," he stated.

"We really thank him. He has played a long time for us. He came through the youth system and has given us great service. We respect if he wants to try a new club, so we thank him and wish him all the best. It shouldn't affect us too much, especially with the people coming in," he added.

 

New challenge

 

Miller, who was caught in a pay dispute with the club during the latter part of last season, said he wanted to go elsewhere for a new challenge. He said he will miss training and playing with some of the players who have become his very close friends but insisted he has to put himself and his career first.

"I feel a little bad leaving some of my very good friends, after so long with everybody, but you have to think about what is best for you and your career and it's just that," he said, adding that he was "weighing his options".

"I am no sure as yet, I'm still weighing the options but a number of clubs are interested," he said.

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