Date: 7th February 2017 at 9:57am
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COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Rangers chiefs are reportedly unwilling to negotiate a new deal for Kenny Miller who’s contract expires in the summer.

The Scottish Sun claimed on Monday evening that the 37-year-old’s future at the club is hanging in the balance with no new contract currently on the cards.

This will be a worry to most of the Gers support with Miller proving key this season with eight goals and four assists in 30 appearances.

However, the Ibrox giants have already replaced him twice before and here, Football Insider have identified three players that Rangers could replace Miller with in the summer.

Liam Boyce

Ross County’s main man has been in fine form this season and is only bettered in the Premiership goal charts by Celtic’s Scott Sinclair with 13 goals to his name.

The centre-forward has 14 goals and four assists in 26 appearances in all competitions this season and he would certainly help put the ball back in the net for Rangers, which has recently proven a weakness.

At 25, Boyce still has time to grow and can play across the front three, similar to Miller.

Additionally, his contract is set to run out in 2018, meaning he could be signed on the cheap while he will also be tempted by one of Scotland’s biggest clubs.

Ross McCormack

The 30-year-old striker is struggling in England and a return to Scotland could be the next move for his career.

He is currently on loan at Championship side Nottingham Forest from parent club Aston Villa and one sticking point could be Villa’s asking price after splashing out £12million in the summer.

However, if another loan move does become available then Mark Warburton must surely move for the player who broke through the Rangers academy.

With 119 goals in 326 matches in the Championship McCormack would prove a very solid replacement for Miller.

Leonardo Ulloa

The towering Premier League champion wants a move from Leicester and Rangers could make a surprise swoop for him.

At 30 years of age and just one goal to his name from 12 appearances for the Foxes in the league this season he is unlikely to find another top flight English side in the summer.

However, if he is keen to stay within the United Kingdom after four years in England then a move to Scotland with a big club like Rangers could be the best thing for him.

Ulloa doesn’t boast the same versatility across the front three as Miller does, but with his height and power as well as finishing ability he would prove a very fine replacement for the Scotsman.

In other Rangers transfer news, Eddie Howe has shared two reasons why he let Emerson Hyndman join the Gers on loan.

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