Rangers hero Johnstone on whether Kenny Miller deserves a new contract

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller is out of contract at the end of this season.

Miller is out of contract at the end of this season, and Derek Johnstone has taken to the Evening Times to discuss whether the 35-year-old striker deserves a new deal at Ibrox.

Johnstone said: “If he was past his best you would just let him move on next summer, but I think he’s still good enough to make a contribution. So with that in mind I would have no hesitation in offering him a new one-year extension to keep him around for a bit longer. So I would like to see him given another 12 months and I’m sure he would gladly sign that contract if it was placed in front of him.”

Miller, now 35, has been one of the few constants over the past few years at Ibrox, retaining his place in the Rangers team despite Mark Warburton’s appointment at Ibrox over the summer.

Whilst a number of ageing players were released form their contracts, Miller remained at the club, and he has gone on to score five goals in 13 games - although he has not netted since August.

Miller is no longer a key first-team member, but he plays a fair amount of minutes of action, and he is one of few experienced players amongst a young squad.

Johnstone believes that Miller does deserve a new deal, as he has yet to show he is past his best, and could play a role again next season.

The former striker believes the current Rangers hero will have no qualms with signing a new 12-month contract, and a one year deal ensures that the Gers will benefit in the short-term, whilst not tying Miller down for longer than he deserves.

Miller’s influence has already started waning this season in relation to how he has performed in the past for Rangers. But whilst he still has an impact on the field of play, Johnstone believes he deserves a new contact.

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