Liam Miller counts his loan experience at Leeds United as a success of his English career

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The former Republic of Ireland international was happy with his stint at Leeds ten years ago.

Last month saw former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller make the next move in his career. He has joined American third-tier side Wilmington Hammerheads in the United Soccer League – where he will play alongside former Luton Town striker Matthew Barnes-Homer and under the management of former West Brom midfielder Mark Briggs.

Miller is also a former Leeds United player. He spent the 2005-06 season at the club – after joining on loan from Manchester United.

He has been speaking about that move and his time with Leeds in an interview with Bleacher Report this week.

He was asked whether he regretted leaving Celtic for Manchester United in 2004, but he pointed out his time at Leeds as a sign of his success in England:

"The whole Leeds move came about because I wanted more game time.

"I have answered this question I don’t know how many times.

"Hindsight is a great word. I established myself after Man United with Leeds and also with Sunderland. Looking back, I have played for some fabulous clubs and I certainly don’t reflect back and wish I had done anything different. I have no regrets over leaving Celtic when I did. It was the right move for me at that time."

Miller had a good season with Leeds. The former Republic or Ireland international featured 33 times for Leeds that season as they lost in the Championship play-offs to Watford. He is perhaps most fondly remembered for scoring the winning goal against Southampton in a 4-3 win that season.

He joined Sunderland the following summer before spells at QPR and Hibernian preceded a three-team stint in Australia.

Now, after a stint back in Ireland with Cork City he will be hoping to have an impact in his later career Stateside.

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