Rangers striker Kenny Miller praises Mark Warburton after Niko Kranjcar signing

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in action

The veteran striker believes the Croatian is a shrewd Ibrox recruit from Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in actionScotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in action

Rangers boss Mark Warburton strengthened the Glasgow side even further recently with the acquisition of Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar.

The 81-cap international arrived from New York Cosmos last week and the 31-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will be hoping to impress in Glasgow.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

Much has been made of the advancing years of the Croatian but Rangers striker Kenny Miller, five years his elder, believes the experience of 30-something recruits such as Kranjcar and other Ibrox newbies Joey Barton and Clint Hill is a good move from the Glasgow club.

The 35-year-old Rangers striker, who has also played for Old Firm rivals Celtic, told the official Rangers website:

“He goes along with Joey and Clint with the experience they have and the level they have played at for all of their careers speaks for itself.

Rangers' Kenny MillerRangers' Kenny Miller

“It’s only going to be a positive thing for us as players that level of player is coming to the club. It can only help us and make us better and stronger, likewise the younger lads who are coming in who are hungry and want to improve.

“There is a great blend, and the manager has done a fantastic job in getting that.”

Barton arrived from Burnley earlier this summer and Clint Hill joined from QPR, all on free transfers, as Rangers look to push on and get back to top-flight success next term.

Kenny Miller scores the first goal for RangersKenny Miller scores the first goal for Rangers

The club have so far made seven new additions at Ibrox this summer after Mark Warburton guided the club to Scottish Championship glory and a return to the top-flight of football in Scotland.

Miller clearly believes age is no barrier to the performances of the new Rangers recruits and that they can have a big impact in the Scottish Premiership next term.

Gers fans will certainly hope he is right.

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