Vale Liam Miller

Everyone associated with Perth Glory is absolutely devastated to hear of the passing of Liam Miller at the age of just 36.

The Irish midfielder, who spent two seasons with the club between 2011 and 2013, had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Born in Cork, he began his career with Scottish giants Celtic and in 2004, earned a move to Manchester United for whom he would go on to make nine senior appearances.

Subsequent spells at Leeds United (loan), QPR, Sunderland and Hibernian followed before he joined Glory in 2011.

During his debut season in purple, he played a vital role in driving the side to the 2012 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.

He duly took his tally of appearances for Glory to 49 during the following campaign ahead of a switch to Glory's conquerors in that Grand Final, Brisbane Roar.

The skilful midfielder made Melbourne City his third A-League club in 2014, then returned to his hometown side, Cork City and finally rounded out his 16-year-career with one last stint overseas at US outfit, Wilmington Hammerheads.

At international level, meanwhile, he represented Ireland at every level from Under-16 to Under-21 before winning 21 senior caps and scoring one goal which came against Sweden in 2006.

Our deepest condolences go out to Liam's young family and friends at this desperately difficult time.