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Miller Frustrated With Owls Contract

Miller Frustrated With Owls Contract

Wednesday midfielder Tommy Miller has revealed his frustrations at being unable to play for the Owls due to contractual reasons.

The 32-year-old, who has captained Wednesday in recent weeks, was withdrawn from the squad that lost 2-0 at Brighton at the weekend by boss Gary Megson due to a clause in his contract.

It states that should the former Sunderland and Ipswich Town man play a set number of games in a season it will entitle him to a new deal when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

It's left Wednesday and Miller in a difficult and awkward position as the season draws to a close - one they hope to sort out to suit all parties as soon as possible.

'It is disappointing but what can you do?' he told the Sheffield Star.

'It is out of the manager`s hands and my own. I feel like I am in limbo. I don`t know whether I am going to get another game but hopefully it will become clearer this week and something can be sorted out.'

He added: 'The club are not happy with the current deal but hopefully we can come to some sort of arrangement. It is a strange situation because I am very happy here.'

Miller has played a key role for Wednesday in recent weeks and has also taken the captain's armband. But Owls boss Gary Megson may still be weighing up his options as how best to rebuild his squad for next season.

Wednesday, and Miller, will be hoping to sort the problem out before Saturday's visit of Hartlepool United, Miller's former club, to Hillsborough.

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Date:Monday April 11 2011
Time: 11:47AM


What a fecking shambles. This club is beyond belief. I'd offer him a year he deserves it he's worked hard this season and been unlucky with injuries. A year is fair on both sides. Once again mr strafford well done putting such a stupid clause in contract. He's a handy player round the squad and wants to stay. Hope this is sorted by Saturday.
11/04/2011 12:34:00
typical wednesday. but bear in mind though that the player will have asked for this clause so he has to accept the consequences of it. we should be stronger as a club and reject these silly terms that players and their agents come up with
Hirsty's Shinpads
11/04/2011 13:03:00
You hear about these sort of clauses in contracts all the time, it isnt just our club being a one off. might just say a lot about megsons plans for him next season though, Not being part of them being the obvious thought.
11/04/2011 13:16:00
is it any wonder some of the player's dont give a ***** when they are treated like this ?
11/04/2011 15:03:00
Why make him captain then?? Mickey fin mouse this really is.
11/04/2011 19:24:00
Tommy has finally started playing and as a result, I think, deserves a contract. Don't keep him out of the team for gods sake - we need him! Good point about Tommy asking for it though: can't have much confidence in his ability to actually earn a contract, surely?
11/04/2011 21:46:00
it sounds to me like it was only noticed at the last minute that this clause existed as miller didn't mention it and all the others who knew about it have left. i suppose we had no option but to leave him out until megson decides if he is part of his plans or not
Hirsty's Shinpads
11/04/2011 22:27:00
it's not the first time we've had these type of clauses in contracts. I remember Simon Donnelly and Di Michele (or however you spell his name) having this clause in their contract and missing the last few months of the season because of it. (Donnelly was match fit too, before it's pointed out!)
12/04/2011 10:30:00
Think he deserves another year,works hard and scores a few goals.This could only happen to us couldnt it? Suppose its down to Megson whether hes in his plans for next season.Have to wait and see.
leons gloves
12/04/2011 12:21:00
dont know what all the uproar is about, its quite a common clause in older players contracts.
12/04/2011 21:08:00
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