Calvin Miller targets loan move after signing new Celtic contract

Calvin Miller signed a new one-year contract with Celtic then set his sights on a loan move out of Parkhead.

The 20-year-old defender’s new deal extends his stay with the Scottish champions until at least 2020.

However,  the Celtic youth academy graduate started only four times for Brendan Rodgers’ side last season and believes a temporary move will help his development.

Miller told Celtic’s official website: “I’m absolutely buzzing. Now I just want to go out and play regular first-team football to hopefully get more game-time and show the manager I’m ready for next year.

“The manager is obviously confident in me. He sees me long-term at the club and wants me to develop and that’s why he wants me to go out on loan.

“I feel like I need that myself. I need to be playing regularly as I need game-time and fitness and I’m sure as soon as I do that, I will become a better player.

“I’m training every day with the best players in Scotland. I’m learning every day playing against the best wingers and the most important thing for me is to keep working hard, express myself and be confident.

“Now I need to be playing week-in, week-out and that will make me improve as a player and be ready hopefully for next season.

“My main focus just now is to find the right team to go on loan to and secure a position where I can play every week.

“I need that experience and the quicker I can do, the better for me and the club when I come back next year.”

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