Kenny Miller explains why he has not opened contract talks with Rangers

Kenny Miller has explained why he has not signed a new contract with Rangers

Miller has netted seven goals in 31 games this season as the Gers look to secure promotion to the Premiership, and he has told the Evening Times why he has yet to open contract talks with the club.

The veteran striker said: “I can only speak for myself, but I have put talks about contracts and the likes on hold because it's more important we get back to where we belong - which is the Premiership.

“I'm not really worried or thinking about it too much because a big part of it will come down to whether or not we are successful.”

Miller, 35, is currently in his third spell with Rangers, having spent a season at Ibrox in 2000, and then a 108-game spell with the club from 2008-2011.

He returned to the Scottish giants last summer, having spent three years in MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps, and has so far netted seven goals this term.

He has proved a vital part of the Rangers side that is looking to win promotion to the top flight through the play-offs, but he is also one of 11 players who is out-of-contract at the end of this season.

He clearly wants to win promotion and stay at the club with a new deal if playing in the Premiership, and it shows a great professionalism to put aside his future for the good of the club.

Whilst many of the out-of-contract players may look to open talks before the end of the campaign, Miller has willingly held off opening discussions to keep all the focus upon the on-pitch matters.

It is this kind of attitude that should see Miller rewarded with a new deal regardless of which division the club are in next term.

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