Rangers mainstay brutally axed for clash against Hamilton - report

By Richard Parks

Kenny Miller has been axed by Rangers for their Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton on Friday night, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim that manager Pedro Caixinha has omitted veteran striker Miller from the matchday squad for the trip to the Accies.

It is said that the forward, 38, has been ordered to stay at home and take no part in the match as Rangers aim to bounce back from their defeat to Celtic last weekend.

Miller has been a mainstay of the Rangers team that has had a mixed start to the season.

The 37-year-old has started six of their seven league matches, although he was dropped from the starting XI against Celtic in favour of summer signing Carlos Pena.

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Miller came off the bench in the second half at Ibrox last weekend but it is reported he will not even make the 18 for the Hamilton match.

Meanwhile, defensive duo Bruno Alves and Declan John have given Rangers a massive double boost ahead of the Friday night televised clash.

Left-back John revealed at a media conference on Wednesday that he has returned to training and “hopeful” of being passed fit for the short journey to the Accies.

The on-loan Cardiff ace was sidelined for last weekend’s Old Firm derby after sustaining an injury on his full debut in the Scottish League Cup triumph at Partick Thistle.

Caixinha then revealed that defensive kingpin Bruno Alves is on the road to recovery after missing the defeat to Celtic with a calf injury.

In other Rangers news, Celtic icon Chris Sutton crucified this Light Blues player for his decision ahead of the Old Firm clash.

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