Rooks announce signing of Lara Miller

Rooks announce signing of Lara Miller

Manchester United starlet makes the move south to Lewes

Joe Short
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Hannah Tappenden

Lewes FC have signed versatile midfielder Lara Miller from the Manchester United Academy for the 2021/22 season. Miller joins the Rooks having spent the last two seasons back at her childhood club, having got an introduction to senior football whilst at Manchester City.

The Bury native moved to Manchester United aged 10 and developed as a defender before heading across Manchester to City five years later. There she won the FA Youth Cup in 2018, earned call ups at England U17 and U18 level, and evolved into a hard-tackling midfielder.

A lifelong Red Devils fan, Miller then switched back to United when the club created their women’s team. However, the two years she spent there were hindered by an ACL injury that kept her out for 10 months.

“I feel that I have come back stronger and even with the season disrupted by the pandemic, I feel that I have been able to grow as a player and person and I am now ready to take this next step,” said Miller.

“I have been following the clubs progress and I am really looking forward getting started and experiencing The Dripping Pan on game day.”

Manager Simon Parker commented: "Lara is a talented midfielder, with great awareness, and very good at progressing play. She is very driven, has a strong mindset and will give her all. She will be a fantastic player for us. "

Lewes FC have signed versatile midfielder Lara Miller from the Manchester United Academy for the 2021/22 season. Miller joins the Rooks having spent the last two seasons back at her childhood club, having got an introduction to senior football whilst at Manchester City.

The Bury native moved to Manchester United aged 10 and developed as a defender before heading across Manchester to City five years later. There she won the FA Youth Cup in 2018, earned call ups at England U17 and U18 level, and evolved into a hard-tackling midfielder.

A lifelong Red Devils fan, Miller then switched back to United when the club created their women’s team. However, the two years she spent there were hindered by an ACL injury that kept her out for 10 months.

“I feel that I have come back stronger and even with the season disrupted by the pandemic, I feel that I have been able to grow as a player and person and I am now ready to take this next step,” said Miller.

“I have been following the clubs progress and I am really looking forward getting started and experiencing The Dripping Pan on game day.”

Manager Simon Parker commented: "Lara is a talented midfielder, with great awareness, and very good at progressing play. She is very driven, has a strong mindset and will give her all. She will be a fantastic player for us. "