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Former Celtic player Liam Miller faces cancer battle

The 36-year-old is believed to have received some treatment in the US before flying home.

Liam Miller: The midfielder spent two years at Hibs.
Liam Miller: The midfielder spent two years at Hibs. © SNS Group

Former Celtic player Liam Miller is battling cancer, it has been revealed.

The 36-year-old has been sent messages of support from former teammates.

Tam McManus, who played with him at Hibs, tweeted Miller "was in the USA for treatment this month and flies back tomorrow to start chemo here".

It is believed he will receive treatment at home in Cork, Ireland.

McManus added: "He's still fighting it."

Ex-Ireland teammate Noel Hunt tweeted: "Such sad news about my old roommate Liam Miller.

"Pray to God he pulls through this battle with cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton also wished him a speedy recovery on Twitter.

Miller started his career with the Glasgow club before moving to Manchester United on a free transfer.

He played for Leeds United on loan then joined Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers before returning to Scotland with Hibs.

After two years with Hibs the Irishman moved to Australia and had spells with Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Roar.

Miller then enjoyed a spell with his home town club, Cork City, before heading to North Carolina and semi-professional side Wilmington Hammerheads.

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