Date: 17th October 2006 at 2:39pm
Written by:

Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood thinks striker Lee Miller could score his first goal for the Dons against former club Dundee United at the weekend.

But Calderwood admits he thought Miller might be out for months after a collision with Kilmarnock’s Allan Johnston at the end of Aberdeen’s 1-0 loss on Saturday (Oct 14).

However, the 23-year-old, who joined from Dundee United during the transfer window, iced his knee over the weekend and was back in training today (Monday) – allaying Calderwood’s fears when he saw the collision that Miller would be out for ‘three to six months.’

Calderwood told the Aberdeen Press and Journal: ‘Lee has done well, he just needs a break in front of goal. Darren (Mackie) is just the same. Lee is doing the things we’re asking of him, holding the ball up well, but he needs more people around him. He needs midfielders making runs to help him out.

‘I think if he scores one, then he’ll go on a run because his all-round game has been good. He’s getting a bit fitter every week and the aggression is back. Lee has done everything apart from score, working his socks off. Usually you get your reward eventually.’

Lee Miller has also been backed by Vital Aberdeen’s poll, which asked the question ‘Is Lee Miller the answer?’ He was backed by 64 per cent of visitors who took part, while 36 per cent thought the answer lies elsewhere.


Vital Football are currently looking for a site editor for the Vital Aberdeen site.

Have you got the passion for your club? Are you over 18? Do you have some experience in writing news and match reports? Or have you got a site that you want to move over to this exciting new network? If so you could be just what we are looking for!

Apply via the advert or by Clicking Here