Liam Millar says it hasn’t been ideal being dropped to the bench at times, but the Liverpool loanee is eager to prove a point to people at Kilmarnock.
The attacker has been a regular in Premiership action for Killie, playing on 16 occasions. In that time he has scored the one goal.
Whilst he has played plenty of times, starts haven’t been so regular as of late. The Reds man has opened up on how frustrating this has been but insists it only makes him hungrier to succeed.
He told the Daily Record: “Obviously I had a spell where I wasn’t playing and I got dropped, which was fair enough. But I am trying to pick-up form again, I need as much games under my belt as possible.
“When I get dropped it makes me work twice as hard, I came here to play games and try and prove myself. If I am staying on the bench then I can’t do that, so in training I will do things that can help get me back in the team.”
More end product
In the league this term starts have came Millar’s way on 11 occasions. That isn’t too bad all things considered and Millar’s main target now could be more goals.
For a forward, one strike in 16 is never going to be ideal. Yes Millar isn’t playing straight through the middle or getting 90 minutes every week, but he’ll still be hoping for better. His talent suggests so.
Blessed with pace and dribbling abilities, his inspiring performance which helped salvage a 2-2 draw away to Hibs demonstrated what the Canadian is capable of. Showing it on a regular basis is a challenge he must rise to.
He’s a promising talent and Kilmarnock and parent club Liverpool will no doubt hope Millar finds these components in 2020.