Michael Mols admits he's surprised Kenny Miller is still playing for Rangers

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Michael Mols has been discussing Rangers striker Kenny Miller.

Former Rangers striker Michael Mols has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he's surprised to see Kenny Miller still playing for the Gers.

Mols enjoyed a superb spell at Rangers between 1999 and 2004, hitting 38 goals on his way to becoming an Ibrox hero, before finishing up his career with Utrecht, Den Haag and Feyenoord.

One of the strikers he played with at Rangers was Kenny Miller, before his departure to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2001 - and yet, here we are in 2016 and Miller is still at Rangers.

Sure, there have been spells at Wolves, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor, Cardiff City and Vancouver Whitecaps in between three different stints at Ibrox, but Miller is still performing for the Gers at the age of 36.

His recent wondergoal against Queen of the South once again demonstrated just how important Miller is to Rangers, even if his role is somewhat reduced now.

Miller is set to return to the Scottish Premiership though, as Rangers sit 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship table, meaning promotion is something of a formality right now - and former team-mate Mols has been discussing his career.

Mols told the Glasgow Evening Times that he finds it 'surprising' that Miller is still at Rangers due to his age, suggesting that it's much harder for strikers to play well into their 30's than for defenders.

Mols also suggested that Miller could play in the top flight, but what he offers off the pitch - in terms of leadership and valuable experience - could be key for Rangers as they look to develop young players like Barrie McKay and Ryan Hardie.

"It’s surprising, in a way, that he’s still playing for Rangers because you don’t often see strikers still playing professionally at that age," said Mols. "Strikers always have two defenders marking you so you need to be in action all the time. It was easier for David Weir to play for longer at the back because it takes less energy than playing up front. Defenders also have more players around them to help them out, while forwards have to do something with the ball whenever they have it."

"Can he play in the Premiership next season? It depends whether or not his body will let him – he certainly hasn’t lost his desire or his eagerness to play. He is more experienced now, although his style of playing is still the same. Don’t underestimate the dressing room, with his experience and also what it means to play for Rangers, especially if the players are coming on loan and they maybe know the club by name but not really the size of it. Also with the expectations, of course, and also if things aren’t going the right way with his experience he can help the youngsters," he added.

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