Stags fans pay tribute to ex-Mansfield Town winger Johnny Miller

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Stags supporters have paid tributes to former Mansfield Town winger Johnny Miller, who died this week aged 65.

Miller was a key part of the most successful Stags’ league time that won the Third Division Championship in 1976/77.

There was a minute’s silence before Saturday’s game against Dagenham and Redbridge and the Stags players wore black armbands.

The following tributes were paid in the comments section of

stagman1966: “Not many Stags players over the years could hold their own against good full backs at the equivalent of The Championship, but Johnny Miller could. Great player/Winger, and a really nice, down to earth bloke. RIP Johnny.”

McVane: “Very sad news. He was an exciting and classy player.”

Delboystag: “Yet another sad Stags loss. RIP JM.......”

And on the forum

daddycool: “Rip John, always a exciting player to watch.”

Amberheart: I”’m shocked & very saddened by this news. One of the true gentleman of the game , he called in to see me & signed my legends book & stuff . He only just retired from taxi driving recently . RIP Johnny”

Martin Shaw: “RIP Johnny. What a player he was, very exciting to watch.

jr senior: “Always a pleasure to watch him play. RIP Johnny.”

crazystagdad: “So sad to hear this news and yes he was on taxis until recently around town and shared a cab with him many a time telling stories of the old stags days ,rip john and condolences to your family”

JimmyMac: “Lovely man, played with him for several years, wasn’t big headed at all.”

Sneag: “Really sad news. One of the most exciting players in a great side.”

Marky Mark: “Very sad news, never saw him play as his team was just before I started watching. He worked at Sutton Leisure Centre in the 80s and 90s and I always used to hunt him down to talk about The Stags when I went and he was always happy to have a chat. Condolences to his family and friends.”

Terry Eccles Was God: “A good quality player who played in the side that competed at our highest ever level, the Old Div 2 (now Championship), nearly all the players from that era are legends to me. I remember him at Sutton Leisure Centre in the 90s as well, a nice guy. RIP Johnny.”

london amber stag: “A player from a very exciting era in our history, very sad to hear of his untimely death.”

Warsop Stag: “All the team of that era are 100% Stags legends, not least Johnny. Sincere condolences to family and friends, RIP Johnny.”