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Paddy Miller “I’m looking forward to getting started with the lads”
Tuesday 10th January 2017 @ 13:43 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Following his signing earlier this week, Hyde United defender Paddy Milller spoke of his reasons for joining the club.

He said: “I asked to leave Farsley about two weeks ago, and I was just kind of going to take some time out. On the back of it, through the announcement on social media, a lot of clubs made contact with me through the seven day transfer policy.

“I had quite a few offers If I’m honest, so it kind of prompted me into playing straight away, which I didn’t plan on doing as I was planning on taking some time out.”

A contributing factor in Miller’s decision to join the Tigers was Hyde boss Darren Kelly. He added: “After I spoke to Darren just a couple of days ago, he sold the club to me – not that he needed to as I knew how big Hyde was as a club – but I just liked the way he works, his professionalism and he’s very much a people person, so I’m looking forward to getting started with the lads.

“I played with Darren briefly at Scarborough, as he came for a few months when we got promoted out of the Northern Counties Division.

“He was really good with me and more like a mentor than anything.

“Darren is a Uefa pro licenced coach and that appealed to me as well if I’m honest.

“He also played centre half like me, so I feel like I could learn a lot from him, not just from a playing sense but a managerial point of view as well.”

Despite losing 2-1 to Clitheroe on Saturday, Miller was pleased with the performance he saw from the squad. “I went to watch the game on Saturday at Clitheroe and the fans were class – especially at this level” he said.

“They were really encouraging and getting behind the team, and even though the lads were unlucky to come away with a 2-1 defeat, the fans didn’t get on their back and that’s what we need – everyone pushing in the same direction.”