Mark Warburton says Miller has much more to give

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton says aging striker Kenny Miller has a lot more to give.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has claimed to the club's official website that evergreen striker Kenny Miller could potentially continue his playing career for another five years.

The 36-year-old hitman scored in Sunday's 2-2 draw at St Mirren for what was his 19th goal of the season in all competitions, according to figures provided by ESPN.

By virtue of his age, the legendary Scottish striker is obviously in the twilight of his Rangers career, but his goalscoring form this season has certainly belied his 36 years.

That being said, Rangers, and indeed Miller, have a much bigger task next term as the club prepares for its top-flight return, following a four-year absence from the big time.

Maintaining his goalscoring form is going to be harder than ever against the country's best players, but Warburton believes that Miller - whose contract expires in 2017 - has a lot more to give to the Gers over the coming years.

“David Weir played until he is forty-one, so Kenny has a good five years left to go on that basis," he said to the club's official site.

“Kenny works hard every day and we say that a lot, perhaps some people ignore that. He’s the best that he can be every single day, so you have to respect him for that.”

 

Miller did, of course, open the scoring against Scottish Premiership champions elect in last month's Scottish Cup semi-final win, so he might just still have the tools to threaten the country's best players after all.

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