Tommy aims to celebrate with a goal

TOMMY Miller will be aiming to celebrate his 150th Ipswich Town appearance with a goal against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

By Elvin King

TOMMY Miller will be aiming to celebrate his 150th Ipswich Town appearance with a goal against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Miller broke his duck since his return to Portman Road in the 2-1 home victory over Preston two weeks ago.

The midfielder is arguably the most precise finisher on Town's books and has an impressive record of almost one goal every three starts in a Blues shirt.

After being released by Ipswich on his 16th birthday, Miller made his name in his native north east with Hartlepool before being signed by ex-Blues boss George Burley for £750,000 in the summer of 2001.

After spending the two previous seasons at Sunderland, the club he has supported since his childhood, Miller returned to Ipswich for the third time on a free transfer in the summer.

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“It's so great being back,” he said.

“Our form has been a bit up and down, in that we've done so much better at home, but I'm enjoying it.

“It was a big relief to get off the mark in our last game and I hope it's the first of many - ideally starting with another one at QPR tomorrow.”

Miller will always be a proud north-easterner, but admits having a huge place in his heart for East Anglia and, more specifically, Ipswich Town where he sampled UEFA Cup football in 2001/02.

“I've got loads of happy Ipswich memories, like the night I scored at Liverpool in the League Cup,” added Miller.

“How I celebrated that goal in front of the Kop. I've still got Steven Gerrard's shirt as a memento.”

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