During the course of this season, Bangor fans have been treated to some superb displays of talent, with numerous players shining on a regular occasion. The likes of Gary Taylor-Fletcher, the former Football League ace, Dean Rittenberg, the fan favourite striker and Luke Wall, Bangor’s tricky winger. However, some players efforts have gone unnoticed outside of the Citizens fan base. This article takes a look at the countless excellent shifts put in by central defender, and stalwart Citizen, Anthony Miley.
Within the Bangor City fan base his commitment and passion do not go unnoticed, along with his continued improvement over the last few seasons. However, outside of the VSM Stadium, he is often overlooked, as the attacking starlets of Kevin Nicholson’s squad take the spotlight. But it cannot go unnoticed the importance of players like Anthony Miley, players who are willing to dig deep and give their all, even when the odds are stacked against them.
Not only does Miley perform with 100% effort each match, wearing his heart on his sleeve, but he also plays a strong game too. Playing with a level head and maturity about his game, the experienced defender is an asset in the back four. Whether it be from a standing tackle or sliding in, Miley has the strength and ability to pull off interceptions and tackles that make life a lot easier for goalkeeper Matt Hall.
Along with an excellent set of defensive attributes, Miley isn’t a one horse trick. Dangerous from set pieces it is not uncommon for Miley to cause trouble for the opposition. The tall and imposing centre-back is a threat from not only crosses, with a deadly heading ability, but is no stranger to slapping the ball in from inside the box. The cool and composed defender can pull off a string of passes that make him not only an asset due to the defensive job he carries out, but also due to the fact once recovering the ball he can surge and create the counter-attack.
For any stalwart Citizen fan, it is clear to see the 26-year-old has matured with his time at the club, despite still maintains his fiery passion on the pitch, the centre-back is well disciplined and rarely succumbs to bookings. His performances on the pitch and his clear love and passion for the club have made him a clear fan favourite at the club. The Liverpudlian defender is now the longest-serving player at the club with 126 appearances. At the age of 26, the defender has many years ahead of him, and Bangor fans will hope he spends them in front of the City faithful.
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