'Time is up', 'Joke' - Rangers fans lay into senior player for first-half performance v Hearts
By Richard Parks
Kenny Miller was recalled to the Rangers starting XI for their Scottish Premiership clash against Hearts on Saturday – and fans took to Twiiter to pan his first-half performance even though he scored the equaliser.
Ibrox old boy Kyle Lafferty put the home side ahead after 24 minutes with a brilliantly taken free-kick.
But it was the oldest player on the pitch, Miller, who ensured that Rangers went into the break with the scores level when he scored two minutes before half-time.
The forward, 37, had not been in the Rangers match-day squad since the home defeat to Celtic on 23 September, after which he reportedly fell out with now ex-manager Pedro Caixinha.
Caretaker boss Graeme Murty did not let that influence his decisions, though, with Miller restored to the starting line-up and handed the captain’s armband in place of injured pair Lee Wallace and Graham Dorrans.
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He was one of two changes to the Rangers side that drew with Kilmarnock in midweek. Miller replaced Dorrans, while Danny Wilson came in for the suspended Bruno Alves.
Miller grabbed the equaliser but that did not stop the Ibrox faithful being heavily critical of his display in the opening period.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Teams a shambles, to be expected though when Miller walks straight back in.
— D A V I D N I M M O (@Nimsay1872) October 28, 2017
When a new gaffer comes in, he needs to move on without Miller. His time is up, regardless if he scores today or not.
— Scott (@SDF1872) October 28, 2017
Well no Kenny Miller is back. And as I expected this @RangersFC team is an utter joke. Still.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) October 28, 2017
Fair enough Murty has to wipe the slate clean but Miller going from exiled to captain is a joke #rangers
— Gaz (@gaz11984) October 28, 2017
No matter who it is, I hope top of the new manager’s agenda is to be make sure this is Kenny Miller’s last season as a Rangers player x
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) October 28, 2017
Miller shouldnt been in that team just because his pal Murty is manager now. Makes you wonder about that pic of him & Wallace etc other day.
— Rangers Hound ???????? (@Son_of_Ulster) October 28, 2017