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What Glasgow Rangers striker Kenny Miller said about Pedro Caixinha three weeks ago

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has reportedly told Kenny Miller to train with the youngsters.

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pedro Caixinha may have just lost one of his allies at Glasgow Rangers, by reportedly dropping Kenny Miller from the first-team.

According to the Daily Record, Miller has been told to train with Rangers’ under-20 side - with Caixinha seemingly deeming the experienced forward surplus to requirements.

The Portuguese boss has already used a similar tactic since taking charge at Ibrox, with the likes of Josh Windass and Andy Halliday having to train with the youngsters last summer.

Kenny Miller of Rangers celebrates Rangers first goal during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

Caixinha’s decision to take such a stance with Miller is a big surprise though, especially as only three weeks ago the Scotland international forward spoke up in support of the Rangers boss.

"The training methods are pretty similiar to everywhere else I’ve been anyway," Miller said, when asked about Caixinha's preparation techniques.

“Listen, everyone has their own opinions on how it should be done at a football club. How you should train, how you shouldn’t train.

“At our place, if you are not playing, a lot of lads will do extra work.

“Some methods, some systems, suit some people and don’t suit others. You can’t keep everyone happy.”

Caixinha’s decision to cut Miller out of the first-team is a major risk, as he needs all the support he can get at this moment in time.

Rangers Manager Pedro Caixinha gives out his instructions to Kenny Miller during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox...

Caixinha is under huge pressure, following Rangers’ disappointing start to the new campaign.

It is true that Miller has not been in sparkling form this campaign, and he has still not scored a league goal.

But the forward is a popular figure within the Rangers dressing room, and it remains to be seen how his teammates will respond to Caixinha’s decision.

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