Miller hopes for Owls and Town promotion double

Terriers switch:  Wednesday old boy Tommy Miller
Terriers switch: Wednesday old boy Tommy Miller
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IT would please Tommy Miller to see a promotion double for Huddersfield and the Owls.

That would mean success for his current club and for the one that he skippered until the end of last season.

The midfield player was released by Wednesday last summer but was signed by the Terriers to play a part in their promotion campaign and heads back to Hillsborough with no hard feelings.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he told The Star.

“There is a good chance of us both going up, though Charlton are leading the way at the moment.

“We have one of the strongest squads, if not the strongest.

“I’m sure we’ll be there or therabouts, and I’m sure Wednesday will be as a well.

“Wednesday are a massive club who have under-achieved for years. They need to be in the Championshiop. They deserve it. Huddersfield are a big club as well.

“We have to look after ourselves but it could be nice to see us both up there.

“I enjoyed my time with Wedndesday. They’re a great club.”

But he is also proud to have played a part in Huddersfield’s success.

The Terriers were unbeaten in 43 games, going back into last season, until they lost 2-0 at Charlton, as an Owls team rebuilt by Gary Megson overtook them.

“There have been a lot of changes at Wednesday since I left,” Miller reflects.

“The manager has brought in the players he wanted and can call it his team - and they are doing very well; they’re up at the top and are on a great run, especially at home.

“We’ve had a blip. The long unbeaten run was a great achievement, especially for the lads who started it off last year. It was going to come to an end one day.

“On Saturday [in a 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth], we didn’t play as well as we should have done.

“We still believe in what we do. We have a strong enough squad and team. We’ll be all right.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday’s game; it’s a massive one, and there will be a fantastic crowd.

“These are the sort of games you want to play in.”

It has been well documented how Miller ended up leaving Hillsborough.

He recaps: “It was disappointing to be going. I’d had my injury problems and some tough times, especially in my first year, but more recently I haven’t been injured or missed a day’s training.

“A new manager came in at Wednesday and I got on really well with him, and he made me captain.

“They couldn’t offer me the same deal I was on, which was understandable.

“But I was under the impression I was going to get a new deal. It was all a bit confusing. I didn’t get one. But things move on.

“I’m delighted they’re doing well and we’re doing well. Hopefully we’ll give them a good game.”

Miller has made 20 appearances for Huddersfield, including the Charlton game; he was an unused sub last week against Bournemouth but his chances of starting tomorrow could be improved by a hamstring injury for Damien Johnson.