Miller: No contract, no problem

WHILE Jim Magilton's long-term position with Ipswich was given a boost with a Coca-Cola Championship draw at leaders Wolves on Tuesday, Tommy Miller today revealed that his uncertain future at Portman Road is not causing him sleepless nights.

Elvin King

WHILE Jim Magilton's long-term position with Ipswich was given a boost with a Coca-Cola Championship draw at leaders Wolves on Tuesday, Tommy Miller today revealed that his uncertain future at Portman Road is not causing him sleepless nights.

Miller is one of the more high-profile players among those whose contracts with the Blues expire this summer.

Along with Alex Bruce, Ivan Campo and Shane Supple he was in the squad that held Wolves, and was given a boost when asked by manager Jim Magilton to captain the side in the absence of suspended skipper Gareth McAuley.


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Miller says that he is not concerned about his uncertain future.

“I'm not a worrier,” he said. “But if I wasn't in the side and not enjoying my football then that might be different.

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“It would be great to stay with Ipswich into next season, but what will be, will be.

“I was told in January that contracts will be dealt with near the end of the season when it became clearer what the situation would be for 2009/10.

“Hopefully the contract situation will take care of itself over the next couple of months - and the next nine games.”

Miller has been one of the more consistent Ipswich players in recent weeks scoring two goals at Preston in the previous away game.

And he agrees that he is happy with his form, adding: “It is always nice to net a few goals and my general play has been good.

“I have struck up a good partnership with Alan Quinn and we have a good understanding, although we have to guard against any possible complacency with so many good players waiting to step in.”

Billy Clarke, Matt Richards, Dan Harding, Chris Casement, Dean Bowditch, Liam Trotter, Kurt Robinson, Jai Reason and Ed Upson are the other Ipswich players whose contracts expire on June 30.

All look possible candidates to be playing elsewhere in 2009/10, while Supple, who has not played any regular first team football for over three years, could also be on his way.

The young keeper would love to stay and make a name for himself at Portman Road, but with Richard Wright showing consistent form and at 31 still with plenty of years ahead, his chances with Town look limited.

He will feel he has done his stint as understudy and be looking to land a club where he can become a regular.

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