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15th Jan, 2017 | 2:15pm

Warburton shares talks with Rangers board are ongoing for these two players

By Harvey Byrne

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has shared that discussions with the board will go on regarding new contract deals for Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

The two veterans have just over four months left on their current contracts and at the ages of 38 and 37, the Scottish giants could be looking for younger options.

However, with 43 appearances between them in total this season Warburton still considers them as key players for his side.

The English manager hailed the experienced duo as “outstanding” and shared that his view on the pair has been made very clear to the Rangers hierarchy.

“Kenny and Clint have been outstanding. Forget their age. They have experience and their level of performance has been first class. You have to admire them,” told Warburton to the Daily Record.

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“They’re the first two out at training every day so that tells you about their attitude. I have no doubt about their
quality and it’s a pleasure to have them here. They enjoy playing for Rangers.

“Kenny is a Rangers man anyway but Clint has come in at 38 and is suddenly playing in front of 50,000 fans.

“They’re the biggest crowds of his life at 38 so long may that continue.

“Discussions with the board will go on. The focus right now is on January but the opinion of myself and David Weir in terms of what we think of those two guys has been made very clear.”

Experienced forward Miller is currently in his third spell at the club after returning from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps in the summer of 2014.

He has totalled 219 appearances for the Ibrox giants in total with a return of 89 goals and 49 assists and he is considered a legend of the club.

Meanwhile, the experienced Hill was brought to the club in the summer after his contract with English second tier side QPR expired.

The defender has helped solidify the Gers’ back four with Warburton’s side currently sat in second place in their top flight return.

Football Insider verdict:

It’s always a risk signing up a player of the ages of Hill and Miller as there is no guarantee how much longer they can continue. However, both veterans have shown this campaign that they still have a bit more left in their locker. It could prove highly beneficial for Rangers to tie up the two players, as their experience off the pitch as well as on the pitch could prove vital for emerging players. Both Miller and Hill have done it all in their careers and they will be able to pass down their experience, while still doing a job in a playing capacity. Warburton has made it clear that he wants the two to stay on and now the Rangers board must respond.

In other Rangers news, James Tavernier has given his verdict on the title race.

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