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Rangers outcast set for stunning return to starting XI for clash v Hearts - report

By James Black

Rangers outcast Kenny Miller is set to make a stunning return to the Rangers starting line-up against Hearts on Saturday afternoon and wear the captain’s armband, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that interim boss Graeme Murty will name the 37-year-old striker in his starting XI and is poised to hand him the captain’s armband after being frozen out by Pedro Caixinha.

Miller was banished from the senior squad in the wake of the 2-0 Old Firm defeat in September and has missed the last four first-team games after Caixinha was widely reported to have pointed the finger at him for leaking information to the media.

After being bombed out of the first-team, Miller was part of Murty’s Under-20 side to face Brentford B in London and the pair have worked together closely in recent months with the ex-Celtic forward helping out with the coaching of Murty’s Development Squad.

The Gers travel to Edinburgh to face Hearts at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon in a game the Glaswegians really need to win and Murty will be hoping Miller’s experience will help his side in his first game since taking interim charge.

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Bruno Alves and Graham Dorrans had captained the side in recent weeks while Lee Wallace received treatment on a groin injury however the Portuguese defender is suspended for the trip to Edinburgh and Dorrans looks set to miss out with an injury picked up in the midweek draw with Kilmarnock.

In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.

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