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'We send him our prayers and strength, and hope that Liam can get back to a normal way of life'

John Hartson says his former Celtic team-mate is “feeling determined” as he battles cancer.

JOHN HARTSON HAS expressed his support to Liam Miller and issued an update on his former Celtic team-mate.

It was last month confirmed that the 36-year-old former Ireland international was receiving treatment for cancer, prompting a wave of support from the football community.

Hartson said he spoke to the player, who was capped 21 times by Ireland, over the phone, and added he was “feeling determined” as he continues his “big fight” with the serious illness.

The former Wales player himself underwent successful treatment for cancer in 2009, and has since spoken poignantly about his battle to survive.

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