Former Celtic development star Calvin Miller has joined Celtic’s upcoming Scottish Cup opponents Greenock Morton. The two sides will meet at Celtic Park on Saturday 21 January at Celtic Park in the early 12.15pm kick-off and Miller could now be facing his old club after completing his move to Cappielow.
Calvin Miller was a highly promising Celtic Academy graduate who looked on the verge of making a first team break-through under Brendan Rodgers. He made his competitive debut during that remarkable Invincible season and followed that up with four further appearances during season 2017/18 after impressing in Tommy McIntyre’s Development Squad.
The talented teenager made his first-team debut against Galatasaray in the Antalya Cup in January 2014 and was included in the matchday squad for the final day of the season this year as the Hoops rounded off five-in-a-row with a stunning 7-0 victory over Motherwell. Miller was also part of the side that won the SPFL Development League title without losing a single match this season, with his goals from the wings and up front playing a crucial role in the championship success.
Calvin Miller was unlucky with injuries including an ACL and perhaps the change in position suggested by Brendan Rodgers did him no favours in retrospect.
On social media Calvin Miller welcomed the move back to Scottish football after his time in England saying “Looking forward to be playing back up here”.
A statement on the official Greenock Morton website confirms the signing of the former Celtic player, stating:
Greenock Morton are delighted to announce the signing of Calvin Miller on a deal until the end of the season. The 24-year-old joins the Ton following his release from Chesterfield in October.
Calvin joins the club with plenty of experience having come through the youth ranks at Celtic before spending time at Dundee, Ayr United, Harrogate Town, Notts County and most recently Chesterfield.
Calvin becomes the first new signing of 2023 and we can’t wait to see him out on the Cappielow pitch!
Looking forward to be playing back up here ⚽️ 👊🏻 https://t.co/pG123l8lRS
— Calvin Miller (@calvin_miller7) January 2, 2023
We certainly wish Calvin all the best for his time at Morton but obviously not in the Scottish Cup tie at Celtic Park, where he is sure to receive a warm welcome.