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David Weir: This Rangers fringe player must start in clash v Celtic

Former Rangers captain David Weir believes Kenny Miller is the ideal man to start Sunday’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

Miller made his first start since December in last weekend’s 4-0 Scottish Premiership win over Dundee and Weir thinks the veteran fringe player’s “ability” means he should be a definite starter for Graeme Murty’s side.

“I would start Kenny, definitely,” Weir said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“Not just because of his temperament, but because of his ability as well.

“Kenny is getting on in years, and nobody knows about that more than me in terms of playing in games and what’s associated with that, the downsides and the upsides.”

Miller has made just three league appearances for Rangers since mid-December having fell down Murty’s pecking order since the winter break.

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The Light Blues need to win if they are to bring an end to their seven-year wait for a major trophy and book their spot in next month’s final.

The last time the Gers recorded a win over their bitter rivals was in the 2016 semi-final when Mark Warburton side’s defeated the Hoops on penalties.

Football Insider verdict:

Miller could start if Josh Windass isn’t fit but it will almost certanly depend on Windass overcoming the injury he suffered in the draw with Motherwell. The veteran has been there and done it all before in an Old Firm so his experience could prove to be vital for the Gers if they are to book their spot in the final. His goal against Dundee last weekend will have given him a timely boost if he is to start against Celtic and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Miller was to pop up with a goal at Hampden.

In other Rangers news, Gers fans were blown away by this winger’s performance in the 4-0 win over Breidablik.

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