Peterhead progression pleases Gothenburg Great

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A former Aberdeen and Scotland player who was part of the 1983 Dons team that lifted the Cup Winners Cup has said he is pleased with the recent success at Peterhead.

Willie Miller, who famously captained Aberdeen to a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in that historic night in Gothenburg, says the whole club is doing a “Fabulous job.”

He said: “I know the chairman Roger Morrison as well as a lot of the committee members who have put in a lot of hard work over the years.

“Jim McInally has found a winning formula and, although he sounded disappointed after the cup final, I thought his players did him proud.

“Watching Rangers play against Celtic and take them apart I think he should be very proud of what he’s achieved.”

Miller, who played for Peterhead on loan in his first year at Aberdeen aged 16 and won the Aberdeenshire Cup, said he would be delighted to see them playing in the Championship.

“As an ex-Peterhead player, to see them in the championship would be wonderful, but it will be a big challenge for them.

“I’ll be wishing Jim, although he was an adversary at Dundee United in our playing days, the chairman and everyone at Peterhead the best of luck going into the play-offs because I think they’ve put a lot of effort and time into the club and deserve the success.”

Miller also spoke about how the landscape of Scottish football had changed since his playing days with the emergence of Inverness and Ross County.

“It’s fantastic, to see Ross County and Caley Thistle progress from the Highland League into the top tier really is incredible.

“I’m old enough to have watched the progression, in fact I remember when the chairman of Caley Thistle suggested the team could one day be in the top flight thinking that he was off his head, but it turns out it was me who was off my head.

“So to see that progression from both County and Caley and now also Peterhead is fabulous.”