Warburton praises Kenny Miller's influence at Rangers

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says that veteran striker Kenny Miller is acting as the perfect role model to the club's younger players.


Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on February 23 at 10.30am, that striker Kenny Miller is playing an important role in the development of younger players at the club.


On Sunday, Miller hit the headlines for his wonder goal against Queen of the South, a strike which secured his club maximum points to maintain their eight-point advantage in the Scottish Championship.


However, Warburton has suggested that the 36-year-old is having an equally significant impact off the pitch as the former Brentford head coach looks to find the balance between youth and experience within his first-team squad.


Miller is currently enjoying his third spell at Ibrox, but Warburton has said that it is also beneficial that the former Scottish international can pass on his experience of playing in England, Turkey and Major League Soccer.


Warburton said: "Kenny is a role model. He works hard every day in training. He tries to be the best that he can be every single day. The young players refer to how hard he works on a daily basis.

"For Kenny, that's credit for all of the hard work that he puts in day in, day out. He has been there at the highest level internationally, overseas, down in England, back in Scotland. He is a real role model and the mental role that he can play for us is vitally important."

As far as this season is concerned, Miller has found the back of the net 13 times in 29 appearances in all competitions.

His 25-yard striker against Queen of the South ended a five-game streak without a goal, but it came as a welcome boost to Warburton who is expected to be without top goalscorer Martyn Waghorn until the end of the season.

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