Ex-Middlesbrough and Aberdeen striker Lee Miller backs Livingston to defy odds again next season after signing new one-year deal


LEE MILLER has backed Livingston to defy the odds again next season after penning a new one-year deal with the club.

The experienced striker joined the Lions in January last year and helped the West Lothian club to promotion back to the Premiership last summer.

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Injury afflicted the Scotland cap’s return to the top-flight, however, with calf and knee problems restricting him to just 12 appearances.

But the 36-year-old’s value to the Almondvale set-up has been recognised with a 12-month contract extension.

And the former Falkirk, Dundee United, Aberdeen and Carlisle United marksman is desperate to ensure next season is a whole lot better for him – and at least just as good for Livi.

He told Capital City Press: “It’s been a difficult season for me, probably one of my hardest in terms of the injuries.

“But I was delighted to play in the last few games and to be given the opportunity to stay for another season, which is great considering the season I had.

“For a club like Livingston the aim is to stay in the league. We never said anything more than that, it was to win as many games as we could and get as many points as we could.

“We did that and we stayed in the league with six games to go. I was delighted with the way the season went for the boys, it was a tremendous achievement after back-to-back promotions to stay in the Premiership.

“Hopefully the club can recruit well and bring in a couple of new faces and we gel well and kick on again next season.”