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Chris Millar Testimonial | Preview

July 6, 2018 3:36 pm Author: AFC Media Team

Aberdeen travel to play St Johnstone on Sunday in their latest Pre-season friendly game. Derek McInnes previewed the match, which is also a well deserved testimonial for Chris Millar, on RedTV:

 

“Chris was one of my first signings as a manager.

“When I was putting the squad together when I took the job on at St Johnstone, he was a player that we identified early on and he went on to become a key player.

“As we challenged for promotion that season, Chris was a big part of that.

“He played every game for me.

“I remember when we signed him, Morton his hometown club, were also competing for his signature. He deserves a lot of credit for making the right decision. It was not only a good decision for me, it was a good decision for Chris long term.

“Like a number of boys who I signed there, they have gone on to have long careers at St Johnstone. It says not only a lot about the individuals but also the club itself. Dave Mackay, Steven Anderson and Chris Millar now all had testimonials. Murray Davidson and Liam Craig have also been there a long time as well.

“Chris was a boy who was very infectious. Very annoying at times as well! But very popular and lively in the dressing and he gave me brilliant value on the pitch. Considering he was a free transfer. Considering when he arrived there was not too much expected of him. But the self belief he had was always very appealing to me.

“He had the confidence that he could be a big player for us, not only in the Championship but also in the Premiership. He certainly was that.

“He is deserving of the testimonial. It is a great tribute to him. He is now back at Morton but it is still great this game is going ahead and hopefully we get a good turn out for him.

“We are fine tuning our preparations. It will be our toughest game yet. Hopefully we will take a step towards where we want to go because it will be a tough challenge. It should be a good game and with the sun shinning there will hopefully be a decent crowd.”

10/07/2008
Jody Morris (left) and Chris Millar with St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes

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