‘Miller would be an as­set to Rangers in top flight’ – Boyd

The Herald - Sport - - FRONT PAGE - CHRIS JACK

KRIS BOYD has urged Rangers man­ager Mark War­bur­ton to of­fer striker Kenny Miller a deal to ex­tend his stay at Ibrox for a po­ten­tial crack at the Premier­ship next sea­son. Miller, who will be 36 in De­cem­ber, is out of con­tract at the end of the sea­son but last week ex­pressed his de­sire to keep play­ing next term.

War­bur­ton has spo­ken pos­i­tively about the in­flu­ence the former Scot­land in­ter­na­tional has had on and off the park so far this sea­son as Rangers have made an en­cour­ag­ing start to the cam­paign and recorded eleven suc­ces­sive wins in the Cham­pi­onship. Miller has started coach­ing the Un­der-20 squad at Mur­ray Park along­side Ian Dur­rant but Boyd is con­fi­dent there is still plenty in the tank of his former strike part­ner.

“I think he does,” Boyd said when asked if Miller had an­other top-flight cam­paign in him.

“He has had to set­tle for a place on the bench in some games this sea­son, but that’s what hap­pens when you get to that age.

“You can’t play ev­ery minute of ev­ery game. But you can see that he scored im­por­tant goals at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son.

“I’ve been for­tu­nate enough to play a lot of games with Kenny and train along­side him thou­sands of times.

“He will train his hard­est ev­ery sin­gle day. Rangers have a lot of young kids in their ranks right now and Kenny will pull them in the right di­rec­tion. He will show them what it takes to be a Premier­ship striker.

“I’m sure it will be some­thing Rangers will look to tie up in the next cou­ple of days or weeks.

“Kenny will do things prop­erly ev­ery sin­gle day and, as I said, drag the young­sters with him.

“That’s what Rangers need, along with the other ex­pe­ri­enced ones such as Lee Wal­lace. They do the proper things ev­ery sin­gle day.

“Play­ing for Rangers does take some get­ting used to if you have never done it in the past. But the way th­ese guys han­dle them­selves off the pitch is a credit as well.

“If it was me in­volved with Rangers, I’d be look­ing to tie up Kenny as soon as I pos­si­bly could.”

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