By Danny Wright

2nd Nov, 2017 | 5:07pm

Alan Archibald: This Rangers player surprises me every time he plays

By Danny Wright

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has revealed that Rangers veteran Kenny Miller surprises him with his energetic performances every time he plays.

Miller, 37, has returned to the Gers first-team in the past week following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha and did so with a bang, scoring a brace against Hearts at the weekend in a 3-1 with for his side at Murrayfield.

The ex-Celtic attacker had been demoted to the Under-20s side after a highly publicised falling out with Caixinha, but it seems that is all in the past now after the Portuguese boss was axed by the Ibrox board.

Next up for Rangers is a home clash against Partick on Saturday in the Premiership and Jags boss Archibald has not been afraid of talking up Miller ahead of the game.

“Kenny is still a quality player and he brings, surprisingly, loads of energy for somebody so old, and he brings that dynamism to the team and great runs,” he said, as quoted by the Herald.

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“It’s a tough, tough task and probably it has been made that bit tougher with him being included.”

Miller, who turns 38 next month, has made 11 appearances for Rangers across all competitions this season, scoring four goals and supplying four assists in the process.

His double at Hearts, while he was wearing the captain’s armband, were his first league goals of the campaign and with Graeme Murty in charge, it’s very likely that he will start again against Partick this weekend.

Rangers are fourth in the table ahead of their clash against Archibald’s side, who sit just two points clear of the drop zone in 10th spot.

In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Miller back in the starting XI.

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