Miller eyes trophy for boss
Aberdeen striker Lee Miller has vowed to win some silverware for manager Jimmy Calderwood.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 01/12/08 10:50am
Aberdeen striker Lee Miller has vowed to win some silverware for manager Jimmy Calderwood as long as he does not leave after it has been won.
Calderwood has often hinted that if he were to bring success back to Pittodrie then he may call it a day and retire.
The club came close last season when they were knocked out of the Scottish Cup at the semi-final stage by First Division side Queen of the South.
That defeat caused many fans to call for the manager's head but Miller is determined to win a trophy so the boss can gain the respect he derserves.
He told the Daily Record: "We'd love to win a trophy for the fans and of course ourselves.
"Nothing would make us more happy but I certainly wouldn't like to see the gaffer quit if we did it.
"The manager's been absolutely brilliant for me. He's shown a lot of faith and hopefully I'm starting to repay him.
"But it's a strange one the way not all the fans have really taken to the manager. If you look at the record he's always had Aberdeen up there and the whole experience in European football last season was tremendous.
"But things are starting to click so hopefully he will be here for a long time to come."
Miller was on target from the spot on Saturday as he claimed his fourth goal of the season as Aberdeen beat 10-man Motherwell 2-0.
The striker's good form was rewarded when he was called up to the recent Scotland squad for the game against Argentina and he admitted it was a bit of a surprise.
He added: "It's been a good time for me recently when you take into account the Scotland call-up. Being back in the international squad after an absence works wonders for your confidence.
"I was involved against Argentina which I didn't expect and it was a bonus.
"I feel as though I'm playing reasonably well and if I can't score from open play then I'll accept penalties."