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By ESPN Staff

Miller calls time on Glory career

Perth Glory stalwart Scott Miller has announced his retirement from senior football after losing a long term battle with a debilitating hip injury

Defender Miller, 33, who played 237 games for Glory in a 10 year career, said he had made the decision because his body could no longer stand up to the rigours of top flight sport.

"After 10 great years and two championships it is time for someone else to have an opportunity to make a name for themselves with Perth Glory and I have no regrets in leaving the playing squad," Miller said.

"It was a tough decision because I still have a lot of passion for the game, but once you feel that your body is not up to the rigours of full-time professional football any more then you know it is time to call it a day."

Left back Miller played in two NSL Championships, in 2003 and 2004, having started his career with Morwell Falcons in the 1994/95 NSL season. His Glory performances were recognised in 2001 when he picked up two international caps for Australia.

Perth technical manager Mich d'Avray said Miller had played an important part in Perth Glory history, and would continue to have input off the field.

"We are committed to making sure he remains a part of the set-up with Perth Glory now his playing days are over, because Scott is a great ambassador for this sport and this club. He has a lot to offer away from the pitch beyond his achievements on it," d'Avray said.

Miller will pull on the Glory shirt for the last time when he lines up for a joint testimonial match with striker Bobby Despotovski at Members Equity Stadium on Sunday week.