City taking midfielder on trial?

Last updated : 08 December 2006 By Michael Morris
Miller, a Scotsman said himself

"I'm going to train with them for a few days, then we'll see what happens"

Miller has one year left on his contract in Norway.

The following report if from my correspondent in Norway, Jarle Johnstad

Charlie Miller, a great character and decent midfielder, is on his way
from my Norwegian favourite team Brann to Cardiff for a trial. Excellent
news in my opinion, as I like him a lot, although I'm not quite sure if
he's quite good enough for the Championship... At his best he's world
class and some of his passing and play is ingenious.The problem is that
he's seldom able to produce for the full 90 minutes. As a joker coming
of the bench he's great though and with Cardiffs small squad he could be
a welcome addition.

Best wishes Jarle translates to

Miller off to Cardiff

Said farewell with a goal creating pass

BERGEN (VG Nett) Tomorrow (Friday) Charlie Miller starts a week long trial at the Championship club Cardiff City

It took a few minutes before the scot wanted to say anything to the press after tonights Royal League victory over Rosenborg.

But then he decided to talk after all. He then confirmed that he's travelling to Cardiff tomorrow.

"Naturally I hope to find myself a new club. I'm looking forward to the trial," the scotsman says to VG Nett.

His days as a Brann player are by the looks of it over. Miller will not be going to Sweden for the last Royal League match before Christmas.

"A lot has to happen if he is to stay at Brann," says coach Mons Ivar Mjelde.

Promotion contenders

In that respect the welsh club is no bad alternative for the crowd favourite Miller, who has become unpopular in Bergen after his many provocations the last months. Cardiff are joint second in the second tier in England.

In the Cardiff team Miller has an aquaintance in Steve Thompson.

"I'm going to train with them for a few days, then we'll see what happens," Miller says.

He's happy that Brann has agreed to let him go on trial. Both he and Robbie Winters are contracted to Brann until 2008, and may in a worst case scenario have to stay against their will.

Brann will not let any of the two leave for free, and earlier this week reported that they a fee of NOK 500000 (about £41500).

Needed only one minute

Thursday evening both Wintersand Miller showed why they used to be so popular among the Brann supporters.

Both came on as subs in what Mjelde called a "symbolic farewell" to Brann Stadium. And they had only been on the field for a few minutes before they showed old class.

Winters raced forward on the right hand side and produced a great pass to Miller.

He tried a shot that Aleksander Lund Hansen looked like saving before Trond Fredrik Ludviksen turned up and finished the game off two minutes into extra time.

All three were substitutes.

"Good subsititutions, Mjelde?"

"Nice to get praise for something," he says smiling to VG Nett.