Kirk Millar

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Kirk Millar
Personal information
Full name Kirk Steven Millar[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Belfast,[2] Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Linfield
Youth career
000?–2009 Linfield
2009– Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Linfield 1 (0)
2009–2014 Oldham Athletic 38 (1)
2012 Chorley (loan) 8 (0)
2014– Linfield 0 (0)
National team
2010– Northern Ireland U21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:55, 09 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:28, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Kirk Steven Millar (born 7 July 1992, Belfast) is a Northern Irish football player who currently plays for Linfield as a Winger following his release by Oldham Athletic.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

He joined Oldham's Centre of Excellence as a first year scholar in May 2009,[3] having previously been at Linfield from the age of ten, progressing to reserve team football at the age of fifteen and then making a first team appearance at the age of sixteen.[4]

He made his Football League debut on 13 March 2010 as a substitute during a 2–2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers[2] and started his first match for the club on 30 March in a 3–2 defeat against Brentford.[5] He was offered a two-year professional contract by Oldham in April 2010, twelve months ahead of his scholarship expiring.[6] Millar's chances of establishing a first team place for Oldham Athletic in the 2011–12 season were dealt a blow as he was sent off in a reserves team match against Morecambe for clashing with the keeper Lawrie Walker just after recently being told by the manager Paul Dickov that he was going to be given a chance to show his ability at the end of the 2010–11 season.[7]

Millar had scarcely featured for Latics throughout the 2012–13 season but found a place in the team when Paul Dickov left the club and new man Lee Johnson arrived. Millar played a crucial part in Oldham's survival, assisting several goals, most notably Matt Smith's late winner against Bury FC at Gigg Lane. Millar scored his first & only goal for Oldham during the last game of the season against Leyton Orient, slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner to make it 1–1.[8]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, a season in which he was limited to a few substitute appearances, Millar was released after 6 years at the club.[9]

Chorley (Loan)[edit]

In October 2012 he joined Chorley on loan for a one-month period[10] and made his club debut on 16 October in a Northern Premier League match against AFC Fylde.[11]

Millar made a guest appearance and scored for Shamrock Rovers in a friendly against Wolves in July 2014 at Tallaght Stadium.[12]

Linfield[edit]

In August 2014, Linfield manager Warren Feeney announced the signing of Millar on a free transfer. Millar signed a 2-year contract following a trial period with the club.[13]

International career[edit]

In February 2011 Millar received a call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 team[14] On 9 February 2011 Millar received his first cap coming on as a second-half substitute against Wales Under-21.[15] On 13 May 2011, Millar was called up for stand-bye for the Northern Ireland U-21 in their euro qualifier against Faroe Islands Under-21.[16]

In June 2011 he received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-20 team, along with team-mate Carl Winchester for July's Milk Cup tournament.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[18] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oldham Athletic 2013–14 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
Chorley (loan) 2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 1
Oldham Athletic 2012–13 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 1
Oldham Athletic 2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Oldham Athletic 2010–11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Oldham Athletic 2009–10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Linfield 2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 43 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 49 2

Statistics accurate as of match played 1 January 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Oldham 2 Wycombe 2". Oldham Athletic. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "New youth players sign on". Oldham Athletic. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kirk's reminder of home". Oldham Athletic. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oldham 2- 3 Brentford". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dreams come true". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Millar Ban Blow For Latics". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–1 Oldham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Oldham Athletic retained list". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Watters, David (15 October 2012). "Latics loan duo lift Chorley". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Match report: AFC Fylde – 16/10/2012". Chorley FC. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Warren Feeney announces new signing". Linfield F.C. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Latics pair win international call ups". Oldham Athletic FC. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "New Feeney injury blow". Oldham Athletic AFC. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Northern Ireland Call Up For Winchester". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Millar, Winchester Win Milk Cup Call Ups calls". Oldham Athletic AFC. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  18. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Football League Trophy

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