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Caixinha responds when asked if Miller will play for Rangers against St Johnstone

By James Black

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has refused to give anything away on Kenny Miller’s possible involvement in Friday’s clash with St. Johnstone.

The Ibrox striker was banished to the club’s Under-20 side after reportedly leaking information to the media following a team meeting in the wake of the 2-0 defeat to Celtic.

Miller travelled to England with the Under-20’s to face Brentford B before the international break and wasn’t part of the first-team to face Hamilton two days earlier.

The veteran striker did make his return to the senior side during Saturday’s closed-doors friendly with Morton, scoring the Gers’ third goal in a 3-3 draw, but Caixinha has refused to say if he would be involved at McDiarmid Park.

“I’m the manager, I decide the players who start the game…we’ll see,” Caixinha said at his press conference, as quoted by Radio Clyde’s Alison Conroy on Twitter.

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The 37-year-old is in his third spell with the club and has made 250 appearances for the Gers, scoring 100 goals, and has won three Scottish titles, a Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups.

Miller was handed a new contract by Caixinha earlier this year to extend his stay with the club until next summer and it’s unlikely he’ll be a Rangers player beyond this season.

Rangers travel to Perth on Friday knowing a win would put them clear in third place with the Saints currently level on points with Pedro Caixinha’s side.

In other Rangers news, Caixinha was blown away by four Rangers youngsters in the closed-doors friendly with Morton.

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