Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Rangers manager Mark Warburton needs to manage Kenny Miller properly between now and the end of the season.
With star forward Martyn Waghorn ruled out of all action for the next six to eight weeks (click here to read more), there will be added responsibility on Miller.
The 36-year-old striker will be looking to bang in the goals and compensate for the loss of Waghorn.
Ferguson, who played for the Gers in the 1990s and noughties and is a club legend, believes that Warburton needs to manage Miller properly in order to get the best out of him in the coming weeks.
“One thing is for sure, they’ll need to manage my old mucker Kenny Miller properly between now and the end of the season because they really can’t afford to lose him now,” the former Scotland international midfielder wrote in The Daily Record.
“I know Kenny, he wants to train every day and play every minute of every game but at 36, sometimes your mouth writes cheques that your body can’t sign.
“He has always been a hugely important player at Rangers but with Waghorn out, Kenny’s presence becomes even more massive. The very last thing Warburton needs now is for one of those old hamstrings to go pop.”
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 60 points from 24 matches. The Glasgow giants are eight points clear of second-placed Hibernian, who have a game in hand.
The Gers will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Queen of the South away from home at Palmerston Park in the Scottish Championship.