Gary McSwegan praises Mark Warburton's decision to keep in-form Kenny Miller

Rangers Kenny Miller has been praised by Gary McSwegan - and he also gave manager Mark Warburton credit for keeping the striker.

Former Rangers striker Gary McSwegan has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he is pleased the Gers decided to keep hold of Kenny Miller.

Rangers overhauled their squad last summer, as veteran players like Lee McCulloch, Steven Smith, Marius Zaliukas and Kris Boyd all departed Ibrox in Mark Warburton's revolution.

However, one old head stuck around; Kenny Miller. Now in his third spell as a Rangers player, and even at 36, he's still contributing on a regular basis.

Sunday's winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Queen of the South again underlined Miller's importance to Rangers, especially with top goalscorer Martyn Waghorn now injured.

With 13 goals this season, and six goals in his last ten games, Miller has been in great form, and even earned a new contract extension back in November, offering a veteran presence in Warburton's youthful Rangers side.

The plaudits have been pouring in for Miller this week after that stunning goal against Queen of the South, and now Gary McSwegan has joined in too.

The former Gers striker has told the Glasgow Evening Times that experienced players like Miller still have a big role to play, and praised Rangers and Warburton for their decision not to discard Miller.

McSwegan also believes talented youngsters like Barrie McKay and Ryan Hardie will learn a lot from Miller as they develop their own games at Rangers.

"Kenny has been about for a long time now," said McSwegan. "He is one of the best players Scotland have produced in the last 20 years or so. I think he’s got a lot to offer Rangers, not just on the pitch, but in the dressing room as well. I personally think sometimes players like that can get discarded by clubs too quickly."

"He can be a massive influence on the squad.  I am sure that boys like Barrie McKay, Ryan Hardie and others will be benefitting enormously from working and playing alongside Kenny and will continue to do so this season and next," he added.

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