Mark Warburton gives his verdict on Kenny Miller's new Rangers contract

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Mark Warburton has commented on Kenny Miller's contract extension at Rangers.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club's official website that striker Kenny Miller has earned a playing contract, despite his work in coaching. 

The Gers boss has been praised for some of his some summer signings, with Wes Foderingham, James Tavernier, Jason Holt and Martyn Waghorn, but today the focus has been on keeping an Ibrox favourite at the club.

Veteran striker Kenny Miller, 35, is currently in his third spell at Rangers, and with 80 goals in over 200 appearances, he has become an Ibrox hero.

His role has been reduced this season as he gets towards the end of his career, and he has been in limbo with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign.

This morning though, Rangers confirmed that Miller has penned a new one-year contract to stay at Ibrox, giving him the chance to potentially end his career with the club.

Miller could also move in to coaching in the very near future, and manager Warburton told the club's official website that he has been gaining experience by coaching the Under-20's this season, but his contract is purely for playing reasons right now.

"This is a playing contract," said Warburton. "Kenny is doing his coaching qualifications and doing great work with our under 20s and gaining invaluable experience,  but have no doubts, Kenny has earned this contract from a playing perspective."

"From the first day of pre-season he developed a real desire and a passion to help take the club forward and he’s made a very positive contribution both on and off the pitch. His seniority within the squad is very important, his knowledge and his experience are special when we have such a young squad and have recruited young players and have taken in young loan players too."

"David and I are thrilled to have him commit to the club for another year and I hope very much that Kenny feels a bit part of what we’re doing going forward," he added.

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