Tommy's potty celebration

TOMMY Miller has revealed the secret behind his potty goal celebrations and hopes even more will follow.The Blues midfielder ran to the corner flag after potting his first, and Town's third goal, and used the pole to mimic a snooker cue action.

TOMMY Miller has revealed the secret behind his potty goal celebrations and hopes even more will follow.

The Blues midfielder ran to the corner flag after potting his first, and Town's third goal, and used the pole to mimic a snooker cue action.

Then as he put away his 11th goal of the season by smashing home a penalty, he dropped to the floor in front of the North Stand and did some press-ups.

Miller told the EADT: “Shefki and I go to Riley's in Ipswich for a game of snooker and it was for them really.


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“As for the press ups, that is something between Shefki and myself.”

Previous goal celebrations from Miller include tapping an imaginary watch and the wrestling style clap over the head chanting 'Easy'.

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The Town star, released by the Academy at 15 and then bought from Hartlepool for almost £1m, played a man-of-the-match role for the Blues in his favoured central midfield.

Miller said: “We were always going to play three at the back and we knew Forest would get behind the ball so it would be down to us to find a way behind them.

“Once we got the first goal the floodgates opened and we were cruising. We passed them off the park.

“The formation suits me and that is where I played a lot at Hartlepool. The licence to get forward as much as I can is my favourite role and it seemed to suit the team.

“I enjoyed the game thoroughly. It was nice to see plenty of the ball and to score two goals. The system suited us and the 6-0 scoreline says it all. It could have been more.

“I had a chance to score early on and should have scored but we don't want to get greedy - we will settle for six.

“We had gone a while without scoring and some people were worrying although we weren't because we knew we had goals in us.”

Miller's first goal came from a Darren Bent pull back after he had initially set the striker free.

The second came from the penalty spot as Miller maintained his 100% conversion rate.

As Miller's target of 15 goals for the season edges closer, he was delighted that Darren Bent got on the scoresheet for the first time in seven games and that Kuqi is getting back to his best.

He said: “It was great to see Benty score - he's such a massive talent and he works really hard in training. Shefki is an animal - he never stops working and all the lads love him. The team spirit is tremendous among us.”

Modest Miller played down his own part in the win, praising the collective team effort, but admitted he was delighted with his own performance and compared it to the display he gave in the League Cup against Liverpool two years ago.

He can also remember playing a part in hitting another team for six and that was when Hartlepool beat Barnet 6-1 with a certain Darren Currie among the opposition at Victoria Park in December 2000.

Town twice banged in six last season when they beat Crewe 6-4 and Burnley 6-1 but it was their biggest margin of victory since the 8-1 UEFA Cup win over Avenir Beggen in 2002.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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