Brattan looks forward to Miller return

Luke Brattan is looking forward to seeing Liam Miller re-join the Brisbane Roar midfield as the Irishman nears the end of his stint on the sidelines.

Luke Brattan is looking forward to seeing Liam Miller re-join the Brisbane Roar midfield as the Irishman nears the end of his stint on the sidelines.

Miller injured his calf in the round three loss to Melbourne Victory and hasn-t featured for his new club since.

But he-s a chance to return for this week-s Harvey Norman Friday Night Football match against Adelaide United after completing his first training session with the full squad since his injury.

Brattan, who has had a strong start to the Hyundai A-League campaign, said he is looking forward to the next time he-s able to play alongside the former Perth Glory midfielder.

“Liam is a quality player and I think it-s an honour to play alongside him,” he said.

“Even in the pre-season when he first came in, he just gelled straight away and that-s the sign of a quality player.

“He was straight away on the same wave length as every one else.”

The English-born midfielder featured on Fox Sports- Sunday Shootout over the weekend and was also full of praise for Matt McKay, who Brattan looked up to when joining the club as a youngster back in 2008.

“In the pre-season, it was brilliant playing alongside Liam and Matty,” he said.

“Ivan Franjic has come in and done a really good job too. It would be big boost to the team to get Liam back in there and for me as well.”

Celtic, Manchester United, Leeds and Sunderland are also clubs on Miller-s list of former employers and Brattan said he regularly picked the brain of his more experienced teammate.

“Manchester United has been one of my favourite clubs since I was little and to know he was there is unbelievable,” he said.

“He-s such a good guy, down to earth and helps you a lot on the field as well as off the field. He-s great for our club.”

Brisbane Roar travel to South Australia to play Adelaide United on Friday, 6 December.

The last time the Roar played at Hindmarsh Stadium they knocked the Reds out of the Hyundai A-League finals series with Brattan netting the opening goal in the 2-1 win.