Alan Shearer has spoken of his delight for friend Stephen Miller ahead of his wedding to Rachel Toland tomorrow.
The former Newcastle United player joked about Stephen missing the Newcastle United v West Ham match.
He added that Stephen has faced and overcome hurdles; and that is a testament to his family.
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