Tommy Miller eager to savour Bury's Capital One Cup occasion
VETERAN midfielder Tommy Miller has urged his new team-mates to savour every minute of their Capital One Cup clash at Premier League Norwich.
The journeyman professional, who played his first match for Bury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Burton Albion, is only too aware he may not get too many more chances to enjoy football at the highest level.
“The years go by quick,” said Miller, who played for Norwich’s big rivals Ipswich as well as Sunderland in the Premier League.
“It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was playing in the Premier. But I’m 34 now and you’ve got to enjoy these times – you might never get them again. So for the younger lads who are going to be playing, I would say make the most of it, enjoy it and take it to them.”
Miller admits to being pleasantly surprised by the standard of players at Gigg Lane after a 90-minute introduction at the weekend.
And while they wilted in the closing stages against Burton after a storming first half, the Shotton Colliery-born player is sure Bury will give a good account of themselves in tonight’s second-round tie.
“Being ex-Ipswich, if there’s many fans there I might get a bit of stick, but it’s a great cup draw for Bury,” he said.
“Obviously a lot of lads haven’t played there. They are going to be playing against Premier League players and it will be a great experience for them.
“We’re going to go there and enjoy it. Not many people are going to expect us to win, but we will give it a right go.”
Manager Kevin Blackwell has promised the 15 coach-loads of Bury fans heading for the match that he will play his strongest possible side.
Only Jordan Sinnott (cup-tied) will definitely miss out from the team that played so well on Saturday, while Tom Soares is a continued doubt with a hamstring strain.
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