Liam Miller to be remembered with minute’s applause by Sunderland and Hibernian

Sunderland and Hibernian will pay tribute to former midfielder Liam Miller before their games this weekend.

The 36-year-old Irishman died last week following a battle with pancreatic cancer and two of his former clubs will hold a minute’s applause before their games against Brentford and Aberdeen, respectively.

Miller played 60 times for Sunderland and represented Hibs on 72 occasions during his career.

“It is a tragedy to lose someone so young and our deepest condolences go to Liam’s family and friends.”

“The applause will be a moment of celebration for a person who provided many happy memories for Hibernian supporters, including goals against Hearts and Rangers,” read a statement on Hibernian’s official website.

“Hibernian players will also wear black armbands, and the match programme will feature a touching tribute from former team-mate Danny Galbraith.”