Baby matures Castlemilk teen
Celtic left-back Calvin Miller believes the birth of his daughter Olivia turned him from a‘daft kid from the scheme’to a mature player overnight.
It was back in April 2015 when the now 19-year-old from Castlemilk became a father and he has since gone on to enjoy first-team experiences with the Hoops.
Part of Scot Gemmill’s Under-21 squad for the upcoming European qualifiers against Latvia and Ukraine in Perth, Miller admitted his mentality has shifted massively.
“The minute she came just changed my life,”he said.
“It’s made me more focused and determined to go and make a life for my family.
“I was definitely fairly immature before I had a kid.
“It was just one of those things that happens in life.
“She was the best thing that’s happened to me.
“She comes to my games, so I’ve got the support from her.”
One youth team game against Manchester City where Celtic found themselves without a left-back changed the path of Miller’s career to date.
He explained:“When you are a young player who has grown up as an attacker, trying to score goals, then you don’t want to think:‘I’m being put in defence’, but I’ve seen the positives from it.
“Someone like Ryan Bertrand did the same thing [at Chelsea] and won the Champions League so, although you might not think so straight away, there are positives to it.”
Daddy cool Castlemilk’s Calvin Miller celebrates winning the youth cup final