Rangers boss Caixinha holds talks with forward - confirmed
By James Black
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has revealed he has held clear the air talks with Ibrox outcast Kenny Miller after he was banished to the club’s Under-20 squad.
The veteran striker was reported to have leaked information from a team meeting held in the wake of the 2-0 Ibrox defeat at the hands of Celtic.
Miller subsequently missed the Gers 4-1 win over Hamilton before travelling to London with the Under-20’s to face Brentford B.
The 37-year-old returned to the senior squad for the closed-doors friendly with Morton and scored the Gers’ third goal in a 3-3 draw with the Scottish Championship side.
“He’s a senior player and he understands these things,” Caixinha told a press conference earlier today, as quoted by STV’s website.
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“We spoke and we clarified everything regarding those decisions.
“Sometimes it’s important to justify your decisions.
“Other times, I don’t have to justify anything. But we clarified everything.”
Caixinha later refused to confirm if Miller would be part of his squad for the trip to Perth on Friday night to face St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership
Miller has made 250 appearances for the Gers over three spells with the club, scoring 100 goals, and has lifted 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.
The Gers travel to Perth level on points with the Saints as they try and close the six-point gap to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic and Aberdeen.
With a League Cup semi-final at Hampden coming up later this month, Miller’s experience could prove vital in a squad with limited experience of playing at the national stadium.
Miller’s current Rangers contract expires at the end of the season and it looks unlikely that he will be offered a new deal any time soon.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha was blown away by four Rangers youngsters in the closed-doors friendly with Morton.