Miller time at the Boro
PUBLISHED: 10:28 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 06 May 2010
THE new midfielder for Stevenage Boro, Adam Miller, believes the club is ready for the Football League. Graham Westley beat off interest from a host of clubs to land the talented midfielder this week. Miller made his debut against Woking after the 23-year
THE new midfielder for Stevenage Boro, Adam Miller, believes the club is ready for the Football League.
Graham Westley beat off interest from a host of clubs to land the talented midfielder this week.
Miller made his debut against Woking after the 23-year-old signed on Monday on an 18-month contract from Championship side QPR.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Miller said: "On first impressions, the play-offs are a minimum requirement this season with the players, coaching staff and set-up here.
"I've come from a Championship side but there are players here who have far more League experience than me.
"There are decent players at Boro and I think it's a massive club and deserve to be in the League.
"It's good to have good players around me who make the right runs to receive the ball.
"I tired towards the end against Woking but personally I was pleased with my performance.
"It's been a few months since I've played in a competitive game and I really enjoyed it."
After hearing he was available, Boro boss Westley was determined to win his signature before the transfer window closed.
There was interest from Oxford, Colchester and Leyton Orient, as well as several Conference clubs.
Westley, after watching Miller make a composed debut, said: "Adam tailed off a little, which is to be expected as he gains match fitness, but his all-round play was excellent."
The midfielder joined QPR in November 2004 and featured in most of their Championship games that season after previously starring for Aldershot and Canvey Island.
He has not featured in Ian Holloway's plans this season and went out on loan to League Two side Peterborough.
Miller said: "I've been really impressed with Graham (Westley) and his plans for the team."
Speaking about the Woking draw, Westley added: "I thought that the team did enough to win the game in very difficult conditions.
"It was cruel on the players to lose the two centre-halves through injury.
"I think that the game was won while Barry and Quinny were out there. But the enforced defensive reshuffle ended up costing us."
And he added: "I think that the fans will be feeling more positive now after seeing the players leave Saturday's disappointment behind.
"The positive thing is that we are now unbeaten in five of our last six games.