Millar reaches 250 appearances for the Ton

Midfielder Chris Millar made a landmark 250th appearance for the club over the course of his two spells at Cappielow in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship win against Dunfermline Athletic.

The 36-year-old came off the bench in the 61st minute at East End Park at the weekend and played his part as Jonatan Johansson’s side picked up a priceless three points.

Local lad Chris originally joined the club in February 2003 after he was released by Celtic and went on to make 204 starts, 11 substitute appearances, and score 35 goals before signing with St Johnstone in May 2008.

After a decade of service at McDiarmid Park, in which time he lifted the Scottish Cup, Millar made an emotional return to the Ton last summer, making a further 35 appearances this term to reach the 250 mark.

Manager Jonatan Johansson told “Chris is someone who has been very important for me. As one of the captains, if you like, he is important to the dressing room.

“It shows his professionalism to be in this shape at his age. He takes care of himself, still gets a lot of data running-wise and so is a great role model on the pitch for the young players.

“He is a good character to have in your dressing room and I am very pleased for him to get to 250 appearances. He’s had a very good season.”


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