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8th Apr, 2018 | 8:37pm

Murty must gamble on experience with one man in make-or-break Rangers v Celtic clash

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Rangers striker Kenny Miller returned to the starting XI for the first time since December in the 4-0 over Dundee on Saturday – and it should be enough for the 38-year-old to earn a place in the side to face Celtic on Sunday at Hampden.

Miller had been sidelined since rupturing his hamstring in the clash with Hibs at Easter Road on December 13th and made a goal-scoring return to the starting XI – but if Graeme Murty does gamble and start him against Celtic, the Gers boss should look to pay him more as a traditional centre-forward rather in a deeper role.

The former Scotland international built up a solid understanding with Alfredo Morelos earlier in the season and linked up fairly well with the Colombian during the 4-0 win over Neil McCann’s side on Saturday.

The Gers also have Jason Cummings available, as well as the possibility of a return from injury by Josh Windass, to face Brendan Rodgers’ side as they look to bring their seven-year wait for a major trophy to an end by lifting the Scottish Cup in May.

Miller does not look as though he has a long-term future at Ibrox with his contract coming to an end in the summer, but the veteran has shown time and again shown he can be a handy player for the Light Blues, and his experience of the Old Firm could be crucial.

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