Miller flies high with the Blues

IAN Miller may have made his Championship debut for Ipswich Town but he has vowed to carry on selling raffle tickets at Bury Town.Miller, who last season was playing in the Ridgeons League and working as a lecturer at West Suffolk College, went on as a 74th-minute substitute in the 3-0 win over Plymouth but is refusing to allow it to go to his head.

By Derek Davis

IAN Miller may have made his Championship debut for Ipswich Town but he has vowed to carry on selling raffle tickets at Bury Town.

Miller, who last season was playing in the Ridgeons League and working as a lecturer at West Suffolk College, went on as a 74th-minute substitute in the 3-0 win over Plymouth but is refusing to allow it to go to his head.

The 22-year-old is likely to be involved in the Blues reserves clash against Leyton Orient, at Portman Road tomorrow.

Miller, from Marks Tey, said: “Obviously I want to play at the highest level and with six league games to go I want to be involved as much as possible but if the coaches say it is Leyton Orient Reserves on Tuesday then that is where I'll play.

“I still help out with the raffle when I go to Ram Meadow. I'm not that big-time that I won't go round with the book and sell tickets - and pay to get in. And I will be happy to do some voluntary work for the college if asked.

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“This was the next step on the ladder for me. I'm confident that I can play at this level and I'm sure Jim Magilton would not have put me out there if he thought I would make a fool of myself.

“I was at the stage where I was quite content playing for Bury Town and lecturing and I never expected to be approached by a professional club, let alone one of Ipswich Town's stature.

“So I have a lot to thank Danny Laws and Richard Wilkins for who have helped me get to where I am now.”

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