By James Black
Former Rangers star Lee McCulloch believes veteran Ibrox striker Kenny Miller was “hung out to dry” after being banished from the club’s first team squad by Pedro Caixinha.
The 37-year-old was jettisoned by Caixinha in the wake of the 2-0 Old Firm defeat by Celtic earlier this season after reportedly leaking information from a team meeting to the media.
Miller has since made his return to the senior side following Caixinha’s sacking and former Rangers captain McCulloch is clearly delighted to see his old team-mate back involved.
“I think he has been hung out to dry a little by certain people at the club,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Kenny’s got an opinion and some people don’t like that. – but that’s the type of personality you need in a Rangers dressing room.
“If you come in at half-time or full time and standards have not been met then people need to know.”
Senior player Miller scored twice on his comeback against Hearts before helping the side to a 3-0 win over Partick Thistle last weekend.
The veteran’s Ibrox career looked over after his bust up with Caixinha but, following the Portuguese’s sacking, Miller has won a reprieve under interim boss Graeme Murty.
The former Hibs, Wolves, Derby, Celtic and Vancouver Whitecaps striker is in his third spell at Ibrox and has scored 102 times in 252 appearances for the Light Blues.
Miller will almost certainly be involved when the Gers return to domestic action after the international break against Hamilton on November 18th.
With his contract up at the end of the season, the 70-times capped forward will need to hit the ground running when the Gers, eventually, appoint Caixinha’s replacement.