Darlington captain Ian Miller resigned to hernia op

Ian Miller holds FA Trophy aloft alongside his Darlington team-mates at Wembley
Miller (holding trophy) became the first Quakers player to lift silverware at Wembley in May's FA Trophy win against Mansfield

Darlington captain Ian Miller has revealed he may be required to undergo an operation to clear up an ongoing hernia problem.

The 27-year-old defender has made 10 league appearances for the Quakers this season, despite picking up the injury during pre-season.

"It's disappointing at any point of the season," Miller told the club websiteexternal-link.

"On a positive note I'll hopefully be able to get to the bottom of what's been a long-running problem."

Miller joined Darlington in January 2008, having enjoyed a profitable spell on loan with the club from Ipswich Town in February 2007.

He was captain of the side that beat Mansfield Town 1-0 in the 2011 FA Trophy final at Wembley in May.