Mark Warburton heaps praise on Rangers striker Kenny Miller

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The 35-year old remains a firm fixture at Ibrox despite a summer of upheaval.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has heaped praise on veteran striker Kenny Miller and outlined the player’s importance to his new-look Rangers side.

“He has undoubted quality, and he is a hungry footballer who wants to play… he will really have a big role for us to play this season,” said Warburton to Rangers TV, as published by Inside Futbol.

The former Celtic and Cardiff striker has been in fine form during pre-season and Warburton made sure to laud his efforts, adding:

“I’m delighted with his contribution against Burnley, against Hibs and again today, scoring goals and making a difference.”

Miller arrived at Ibrox for his third spell last summer, signing a one-year deal after the mutual termination of his contract with previous club Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 32-year old enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular campaign last term, bagging 7 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions.

His performances were enough to survive the ‘Warburton cull’ this summer - which saw several senior players forced out the exit door – and signed an additional year’s contract to take him through to the end of next season.

Despite Warburton’s new ideas and footballing philosophies, Miller seems to have found a place in the former Brentford manager’s plans and he will expect to be a key figure for the Gers next season.

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