Sunderland will stage a tribute to former midfielder Liam Miller ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford.

Sunderland to stage tribute to former player Liam Miller

Sunderland to stage tribute to former player Liam Miller

The 36-year-old Irishman died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller, who played 60 times for the Black Cats, will be remembered with a minute's applause before kick-off.

Chief executive Martin Bain told the club's official website, www.safc.com: 'Liam was a hugely likeable and respected figure both at Sunderland and across the wider football community.

'At this sad time we would like to pay our respects and show our appreciation together - club and fans - along with our visitors from Brentford.

'It is a tragedy to lose someone so young and our deepest condolences go to Liam's family and friends.'

Miller also played for Manchester United, Celtic and Leeds.