West Brom striker Ishmael Miller inspired by Nedum Onuoha to beat injury blues

23 December 2010 03:51
West Brom striker Ishmael Miller says he has taken inspiration from former Manchester City team-mate Nedum Onuoha in overcoming his two-year injury nightmare.[LNB]On the ball: West Brom striker Miller is looking to get over his injury blues[LNB]Miller watched Onuoha recover from a series of setbacks with City and is now making a key contribution on loan at Sunderland.[LNB]The Baggies marksman has been dogged by various problems since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in a challenge with the then Portsmouth keeper David James in November 2008.[LNB]But Miller hopes his problems are finally behind him, and he impressed as a substitute against Aston Villa a fortnight ago.[LNB]Miller said: 'A lot of people have had bad injuries and got over them.[LNB]'You kind of find strength from how they've done it.[LNB]'I was at Man City with Nedum Onuoha and he had one bad injury after another.[LNB]'He went through what I've been going through. I used to think 'how the hell did he get through that?'[LNB]'But he is playing now and doing great at Sunderland and things like that drive you on.'Miller added: "Before I did my knee a couple of years ago, I never got injured.[LNB]'The most I was out was maybe two or three weeks for little niggles.[LNB] Shining example: Nedum Onuoha has impressed on loan at Sunderland this season[LNB]'I never had a major injury before the knee. Hopefully now I can be injury-free for the next four or five years.[LNB]'I'm still only 24 and hopefully got a lot of years ahead of me. Hopefully 2011 will be better than 2010.'[LNB]  It's all in the head for football-crazy West Bromwich Albion star ScharnerBolton v WEST BROMWICH: Peter Odemwingie available for AlbionWEST BROMWICH ALBION FC

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