Charlie's in charge

As Gold Coast United look to make it three consecutive wins over fierce rivals Brisbane on Boxing Day, the club's newest recruit Charlie Miller says he's got nothing to prove ahead of playing against his former Roar team mates for the first time.

As Gold Coast United look to make it three consecutive wins over fierce rivals Brisbane on Boxing Day, the club's newest recruit Charlie Miller says he's got nothing to prove ahead of playing against his former Roar team mates for the first time.

"I'm looking forward to it very much, it's a very important game for both sides, but obviously because I was at the Roar it adds more spice to the match," Miller said.

"I've got nothing to prove, but I want to win, I had great time at the Roar but I don't have to prove anything to anyone."

It's no secret the 33-year old decided to leave Brisbane after coach Ange Postecoglou couldn't guarantee the Scotsman a place in next season's plans, however Miller maintains that it was nothing personal between himself and the Roar boss.

"I swapped because I didn't think it was going to be the right place for me to play and lucky for me, I went to the Coast."

"I respect Ange (Postecoglou), I have nothing against the guy at all. He's got his own ideas as a coach, and I've played under many coaches who have their own ideas."

"That's life, football is football, we're all big boys, we have to get on with it, sometimes we don't always agree with certain people, so that's why I left." Miller said openly.

Coming up-against former team mates is never easy and Miller expects there to be plenty of chitchat going on, but this week adds another twist to the tale as best-friend of 17 years and Roar skipper Craig Moore, lines-up in opposite colours.

"I've played against him before when he was at Rangers and I was at Dundee United, but the two of us are both professional enough to go out and get the three points."

"We need the points as much as the Roar do. We want to be in the top two so it's a very important clash but we'll still remain friends afterwards," Miller said.

After shining in the Coast's last two outings, scoring in his home debut against Perth and notching up an assist as well, Miller is on the prowl for more goals, saying his job was made all the more easier with United's star-studded personnel lead by Qantas Socceroo Jason Culina and the competition's leading goal-scorer Shane Smeltz.

"Hopefully I can have an impact again this week, that's what I'm here for, Miron (Bleiberg) brought me here to create or score and I've been very fortunate to have two assists and one goal all ready, so long may it continue," he said.

"We have some very good players at the club, with Culina playing behind, he's a very good footballer … as well (Joel) Porter and Smeltz are good lads, they'll help me score goals and hopefully I can help them score goals."

A win for United not only confirms this season's bragging rights, but also closes the gap on league leaders Melbourne and second placed Sydney, who both sit equal on 35 points. But Brisbane on the other hand is looking to cement itself into the top-six, and after coming fresh off back to back wins, the Roar look certain to test Gold Coast for the full 90 minutes.