Miller keen to put pressure on Prestia in willing battle
GOLD Coast midfielder Touk Miller says he will relish the chance to test himself against former teammate Dion Prestia when the Suns play Richmond this weekend.
Miller and his Suns teammates will meet Prestia for the first time on the field since the latter secured his requested trade to the Tigers at the end of last year when Gold Coast play Richmond in Round 19 of the AFL at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.
The duo spent the past couple of seasons battling in Gold Coast’s midfield together as injury gripped many of the club’s top- line midfielders.
It resulted in Miller becoming a bona- fide midfielder in his first two AFL seasons and the defection of Prestia ahead of this year helped him keep his spot in the centre despite the return of regulars including Gary Ablett and David Swallow and the signing of Michael Barlow, Pearce Hanley and Jarryd Lyons.
“( Prestia) probably opened up a spot for me when he left the club but I’m looking forward to going head- to- head with him,” Miller said.
“It was a bit the same with Jaeger ( O’Meara) when we came up against him so I’m going to thrive off the opportunity to go head- to- head against somebody who played here.”
Gold Coast Suns' Touk Miller.