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Will Cardiff City Miss Kenny Miller

Cardiff City agreed to allow Kenny Miller depart over the past few weeks, with the Scottish International striker's spell in South Wales not quite going to plan. After a slow start in which he lacked fitness and touch, Miller started scoring far more freely and became our leading goal threat.

However, his form declined as the goals dried up, and on paper a return of 10 goals is far from the goalscoring exploits Kenny would have wanted. However, the statistics certainly dont tell the full story and Miller worked tirelessly and without much luck for long spells of the season.

Mackay opted for a lone striker system, a formation that suited our creative central midfielders like McPhail and Whittingham - but asked a great deal from the striker - especially with a paucity of pace or real width in the squad. Miller was asked to chase, harry, hold up and still to score the goals - a role he was unable to make fully successful.

If must have been frustrating to Miller that he was so often starved of decent service but instead asked to deal with aerial possession or challenge for headers against centre-halves who were much taller and stronger than he. Indeed, Miller always looked more dangerous playing alongside the aerially dominant Gestede.

In Vital Cardiff's end-of-season review - we gave Miller a 6/10, based on him reaching double figures and showing good experience and work-rate in difficult circumstances.

Mackay was willing to work with Miller again this season, and possibly look at providing a partner for him in attack. However, Miller's chance was too good to turn down - and Mackay will be able to use the high wages to good effect elsewhere.

Opinions were always divided on Kenny Miller at Cardiff City. He certainly lost confidence and form, and was an expensive asset to have, but there's no doubting he was a very important player for us in a season where the Bluebirds generally did well.

Will we miss Kenny Miller??

A poll is open on the right hand side of the screen. At the moment we have brought in Etien Velikonja to compete with Joe Mason, Rudy Gestede and Robert Earnshaw - while another striker looks likely to arrive and City are yet to give up on re-signing former loanee Craig Bellamy.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Date:Tuesday July 24 2012

Time: 12:04PM


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