Kenny Miller suggests Rangers teammate Barrie McKay's best position is out on the wing

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The youngster has been sensational for the Scottish Championship side this season.

Kenny Miller has suggested that while Barrie McKay is capable of playing in the number 10 role for Rangers, he stands the best chance of realising his potential out on the wing, The Scottish Sun reports.

McKay has been one of the most exciting players in Mark Warburton's squad this season, helping the Light Blues win the Scottish Championship title and Challenge Cup. And while his performances may have tempted Warburton to give the 21-year-old more of a central role, Miller has insisted that he should continue playing in a wide position.

"He is a creative player and there is no doubt he could play in a number 10 position. He can see a pass and move into positions where he can hurt teams," he told The Scottish Sun.

"But for me, his strengths are out wide.

"He has pace and directness which means when he gets one-on-one with them he can really hurt them, especially with that turn of speed he's got over that first 10-15 yards. We've seen that all season."

His ability on the ball has helped him contribute eight assists for the Gers in the league this term, which puts him only behind full-back James Tavernier in that department. 

And when he has been able to use his trickery to cut inside, he has been more than useful in front of goal. His six league goals included a stunner in the recent clash with Hibernian while it was his strike that stole many of the headlines during the club's Scottish Cup semi-final victory over their Old Firm foes Celtic. 

And while Warburton will be looking to strengthen in several different positions during the summer transfer window, it seems likely that adding considerable depth out on the wing will not be one of his major priorities. 

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