Miller hungry for more
By Derek Davis,Chief Football WriterADAM Miller tasted defeat on his home debut for QPR against the team he left as a teenager, but is hungry for more top-class football.
By Derek Davis,
Chief Football Writer
ADAM Miller tasted defeat on his home debut for QPR against the team he left as a teenager, but is hungry for more top-class football.
The 22-year-old, who left Ipswich Town four years ago in acrimonious circumstances, was signed last month from non-league Aldershot and has made two impressive appearances for Rangers.
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But it was his first outing at Loftus Road and he relished the acclaim afforded to him after chanting the name of greats like Les Ferdinand.
He also got grief from Town supporters as he took corners at the School End but nothing was going to upset the former Stanway School pupil who had made it into the Championship.
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Miller said: “I have heard it all a million times so it is like water off a duck's back. I had a little smile to myself.”
The Rangers fans though were far more receptive, not just chanting his name but actually singing 'Miller for England'. A bit far fetched at the moment maybe, although Miller did play for England's semi-professional team last year.
The midfielder admitted: “It gave me goose-pimples when I heard them chant my name.
“It was an amazing feeling being out there and them singing my name from the stands where I used to chant the names of QPR players down the years when I was a kid.”
Miller played the whole 90 minutes and was a constant threat to Town with his set pieces and long-range shooting and passing. His energetic work in midfield endeared him to the home fans but even his best efforts could not halt the Town machine.
His new boss Ian Holloway was effusive in his praise and said: “We have some great players here and among those is Adam Miller.
“That is his second game for us and I'm struggling to find a fault with him and that is down to him.”
Miller said: “I enjoyed the experience although not the scoreline. We have to pull all the positives out of the game and I'm sure the Gaffer will and we will go on to better things.
“It was good to play my first game here at Loftus Road and in front of these fans. It was a dream come true to play here in front of a full house. It would have been better if we had won.
“The more fans the merrier for me. I have always wanted to play in front of big crowds and I loved the occasion.
“My mum and dad were here and it was terrific for them too.”
Dad Keith admitted: “Seeing him come out in the QPR colours brought a lump to my throat. It was amazing to see him play here and he did very well, although he could have done with a bit more of the ball.”
Miller was greeted with hugs and congratulations from a number of the Town players who remembered him but he kept his shirt.
Another former Ipswich player, Georges Santos, swapped his with former team-mate Darren Bent.
Miller said: “They were great. They all remembered me and said hello.
“Ipswich have a quality team full of attacking and experienced players. Jim Magilton made them tick.
“Davis is a quality keeper and made good saves. They created good chances but we did too.”