Brisbane Roar can clinch the Premiers Plate this weekend but midfielder Liam Miller isn’t getting carried away despite admitting he came to the club to win trophies.
Miller, 33, has an impressive resume of former clubs such as Scottish and English giants Celtic and Manchester United, but surprisingly has only won a handful of trophies during his career.
The Irishman enjoyed a double success with Celtic in 2003-04 and also was part of the Sunderland side which won the Championship crown in 2006-07.
However, during his two years at Old Trafford the club had a lean period, while he was also part of the Perth Glory side which lost the Grand Final two years ago, coincidentally against Brisbane when he was the player who conceded a controversial stoppage-time penalty.
“Looking back, it’s nice to win things,” Miller told FourFourTwo. “I was lucky enough to win the league and cup with Celtic and I won the Championship with Sunderland.
"That was my main reason to come to Australia, it was a fresh start for me and a chance to play in a new and exciting league.
“Being with Brisbane, without getting ahead of myself, I came here to win things. Hopefully we can succeed this year.”
Brisbane are 10 points clear of their nearest rivals Western Sydney Wanderers at the A-League summit with five games to play.
Roar could be Premiers by Saturday night, if they defeat Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Friday night and other results go their way on Saturday.
If Brisbane win and second-placed Wanderers lose to Adelaide at home and third-placed Melbourne Victory fail to win at Perth Glory on Saturday, then the Premiers Plate will return to Suncorp Stadium.
Given WSW and Victory both played AFC Champions League in midweek, the scenario is a genuine possibility, but Miller preferred to play it down.
“It is a very good incentive, with a bit of luck other results go our away,” Miller said. “But the only thing we can do is take care of our result.
“It’s where we want to be. It’s nice to be top of the table at the moment but we’ve won nothing yet.”
Miller has battled niggling injuries this season and admitted he was fighting calf tightness this week but was confident he’d be fully fit to face Sydney on Friday.