Rangers star Kenny Miller deserves a new contract, claims Kris Boyd

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller is playing for his future this season.

Miller has found his place in Mark Warburton’s side under threat this season, but Kris Boyd has told the Daily Mail that extending the veteran striker’s contract should be one of the first things Rangers do in the coming weeks.

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

Miller was one of few players to keep his place at Ibrox over the summer, with Warburton keeping ahold of the 35-year-old whilst releasing a number of other veteran players - Boyd included.

He started the season in Warburton’s first-team set-up, scoring five goals in the opening weeks of the campaign, but he has not netted since August, and Miller has dropped down to a back-up role to the younger players in the set-up.

However, Boyd believes that Miller deserves a new contract, even if the forward does not have the ability to cut it in the Championship any more, let alone the Premiership, with Rangers’ promotion looking all but guaranteed for the end of this season.

Miller is unlikely to play a key role in the first-team set-up next year, even if he gets a new contract, but his experience could prove vital for Warburton, as the side he has built at Ibrox are young and lacking in league know-how.

Miller has played in Scotland, and won numerous pieces of silverware, and whilst his days as a hotshot striker may be coming to an end, there is still a role he has to play with the Gers over the coming years.

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