Lewis Miller heading to Hibernian following U23's duty

Australia U23's fullback Lewis Miller has sealed his first overseas transfer, signing for Scottish club Hibernian from Macarthur FC following an initial move from Central Coast Mariners to the Bulls.

Currently in national team camp for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022, Miller has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with a club represented by Socceroos Martin Boyle, Jamie Maclaren and Mark Milligan in recent years. 

Speaking to Socceroos.com.au in camp, Miller shared his excitement surrounding the move. 

"I had a pretty good season this year, was happy with my performance and gave 110% on the field," the fullback said. 

"Obviously when you're playing well you get interest overseas, my agent has been working around the clock and once Hibs found out that I was available, luckily enough they kept in contact and the move got completed." 

Confirmation of Miller's move came just a few hours after his former Mariners teammate Kye Rowles was announced to be joining Hibs' cross-town rivals Hearts. 

Just like his compatriots, the defender is confident he will adjust to the Scottish game well. 

"We've got three boys in Scotland at Hearts which is insane, and I think it's good for Australian football to see young players go across to that that league and see them get better and better," said Miller. 

"It's going to be very physical, very aggressive and that's the way I like to play. 

I think under these new coaches and these new resources my game is only going to get better and better, so I'm very excited." 

While he is departing the Central Coast for now, Hibs' newest signing won't be forgetting the impact of the Mariners upon his journey any time soon. 

The fact that four Coasties past and present (Jacob Farrell, Josh Nisbet, Alou Kuol & Miller) are currently in camp with the U23's is a testament to the role the club has played in developing Miller and many others. 

"In the past years, we haven't had this many Mariners young boys selected for the national team," reflected Miller. 

"So I think what Monty (Head Coach Nick Montgomery) has done for the club, bringing up some potential young footballers shows that this club is on the up, and I appreciate everything they have done for me and the footballers of Australia." 

Miller has appeared in all three of the Australia U23's Asian Cup fixtures so far, as Trevor Morgan's side finished on top of Group B with an undefeated record, conceding only once in the process. 

Attention now turns to Saturday night's quarter final against Turkmenistan (11pm AEST), where Australia will play for a place in the tournament's final four. 

Australian audiences can watch live on Paramount+.