Rangers' Kenny Miller
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been bringing some experienced heads into the Ibrox camp recently. Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Niko Kranjcar have all arrived in Glasgow and many will wonder if this is the right strategy as Rangers get ready for their return to Scottish top-flight football.
But one of the veterans already at the Ibrox club has now made it clear he is up for the fight.
Kenny Miller scores the first goal for Rangers
Kenny Miller may be 36-years-old, but he scored 21 goals for the Glasgow club last term, and will be hoping to feature regularly again in the 2016-17 campaign as Rangers look to rival his former club Celtic at the first opportunity.
Speaking to the official Rangers website this week Miller stated:
“Last season, I felt that I had a good season and got a good amount of goals. I feel I finished the season strongly and my mindset will never change, I want to be playing football.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match
“I want to be playing football every week and I want to be playing every minute of every game. I fully appreciate that isn’t going to happen and it’s not about me or any other individual playing every week, it’s about the team and the team being successful.”
The veteran Scotland international proved a vital member of the squad last season, especially when injury struck their top scorer Martyn Waghorn toward the end of the campaign.
Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring their fourth goal
Miller will no doubt be hoping that he can continue to have an impact for Warburton at Ibrox next season – although it is expected that Rangers will be bringing in some reinforcements in the striking area.
With his playing career coming toward its conclusion, perhaps he can sign off with a memorable title win for Rangers next term.