By Will Butcher
Rangers academy coach Graeme Murty has revealed that he would have loved to work with Kenny Miller from an early age.
Murty, 41, is a new addition to the Rangers coaching team after being appointed in August following spells with Norwich City and Southampton.
Answering fans’ questions on Rangers’ official youth development Twitter account, Murty revealed that Miller is “talented and driven” and welcomed the idea of working with the 36-year-old striker from earlier in his career.
— Chris Smith (@Obanlad1970) October 3, 2016
Kenny Miller – he's talented and driven & I would have liked to have seen how he could have improved me as a coach https://t.co/YLdSQM3We9
— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) October 6, 2016
Former Reading stalwart Murty, who made 339 appearances for the Royals during more than decade at the Madjeski Stadium, believes Miller’s experience would have improved him as a coach.
Veteran striker Miller is in his third spell at Ibrox and has a wealth of footballing pedigree, after playing in five different countries.
Rangers’ number nine has had spells with Welsh side Cardiff, Turkish outfit Bursaspor and Canada’s Vancouver Whitecaps among his nine different clubs.
Miller has enjoyed an extended run in Mark Warburton’s starting eleven this season, making 13 league and cup appearances. His goal return has not been as good though, finding the net just twice so far.
Murty, who also had spells with Southampton and York City as a player, has four Scotland caps to his name after making his debut in 2004 in a 4-0 loss to Wales; a match that miller also played in.
Now reunited at Rangers, Murty could be looking to Miller to offer some advice to his young stars at the Gers’ training ground Auchenhowie.
In other Rangers news, Joey Barton has been charged with 44 separate accounts of betting.