Rangers striker Kenny Miller has given a huge update on his Ibrox future as his contract ticks down and admitted there has been no talks with the Light Blues over extending his spell with the club – but unless he is happy to be used sparingly then there should not be an Ibrox future for him.
Miller’s deal ends in the summer and the veteran striker looks as though he is on the way out of Ibrox – but insists he intends to continue playing despite recently turning 38.
The striker made his first start for the Gers since December in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox, scoring the opening goal of the game, and admits that uncertainty over Graeme Murty’s future as manager leaves his own in the balance.
“Nothing has been discussed regarding my future,” Miller said, as quoted by BT Sport.
“Who knows what will happen at the club in the summer, so I’ll just look after myself because I want to continue playing. I’ll stay focused on that and we’ll see what happens.”
The striker’s 39th-minute strike against Dundee was his fifth in 23 appearances this season in a roller-coaster season for the veteran hitman.
After being axed by Pedro Caixinha and forced to train with the club’s Under-20s, Miller than forced his way back into the side following Caixinha’s sacking only to suffer a ruptured hamstring weeks later.
The 38-year-old could now have played his way into Murty’s plans for next weekend’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final after his goal-scoring return to the starting XI.
If Miller is intent of continuing to play next season – and expects to play regularly – then it will be in everyone’s best interests to part ways, for it will only end in tears if he remains at Ibrox.
Miller would be handy to have around next season with his vast experience but simply will not be good enough to consistently contribute on the pitch if the Gers are to compete with Celtic for the title.
Graeme Murty’s future being up in the air has not helped matters although with a host of other players signing new contracts recently, it seems the fact it will only be a short-term contract that is making it more of a problem for the Light Blues to offer him a new contract.
In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.