By Danny Wright
Kenny Miller has warned Pedro Caixinha’s new Rangers recruits that they cannot just expect to walk straight into the first-team plans at Ibrox.
The Light Blues have already recruited five new players since the end of last season as Caixinha looks to get the bulk of his transfer business done before his sides’ Europa League campaign kicks off in less than two weeks time.
Bruno Alves, Ryan Jack, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso and Daniel Candeias have already penned deals with the Glasgow giants and the Express has reported that HJK Helsinki striker Alfredo Morelos is close to securing a move to Ibrox and becoming Caixinha’s sixth signing.
The Colombian goal machine would be the first traditional striker to join the Rangers ranks this summer, but Miller is determined not to just roll over and lose his grip on the first-team squad.
“They have to prove they’re better,” said the 37-year-old, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If somebody wants to come in and take my place then they’re going to have to be better than me.
“And I’m not going to allow that to happen easily.”
Miller lost competition for his starting place earlier this week when Joe Garner was sold to Ipswich after just one season on the blue half of Glasgow.
However Morelos is expected to come in and shunt Miller down the pecking order thanks to his impressive goal scoring record in the currently on-going Finnish top flight with HJK, where he has scored 11 goals in 12 games.
Former Celtic man Miller was in good form last season, netting 14 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has delivered his thoughts on Caixinha’s transfer dealings.