Alex Rae: Why Kenny Miller deserves new Rangers contract

Alex Rae believes Kenny Miller still has plenty to offer Rangers.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Rae has admitted that he would keep Kenny Miller at Ibrox, as he still has a lot to offer the club.

The former midfielder said: “Kenny has still got that prowess around the box. Just look at the goal he scored against Hearts a couple of weeks ago. I feel he still has a lot to offer the club.

“Kenny is an intelligent player with some great movement. I think he can play on for a few years yet.”

Miller is out of contract this summer, although it is claimed in the same article that the 35-year-old has played enough games this season to automatically trigger a one-year extension to his contract.

With just seven goals in 27 Championship games this term, it is hard to see whether Miller would be able to make the step up to the Premiership, should Rangers win promotion through the play-offs.

Goals have been hard to come by for the club, and if they are promoted, it has been suggested that Stuart McCall’s main job in the summer will be to strengthen the strike force to not just survive in the top flight, but to become a challenger for silverware.

Still, Miller has plenty of experience, and his years of playing could prove vital in seeing the club over the line in the play-offs.

If the contract extension is automatically triggered, Miller will stay at Ibrox, and having him around as a back-up option is certainly not a bad choice. He will likely be no more than a rotation player, but may still provide something of a goal threat.

However, if given the chance to extend his contract or release him from the club, it would be no surprise to see Miller leave Rangers, as the Scottish giants look to build a new squad capable of establishing themselves in the Premiership.

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