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Kenny Miller Rangers return welcomed by McLeish

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  • by STEPHEN HALLIDAY
 

ALEX McLEISH has backed Kenny Miller to successfully extend his playing career if he rejoins Rangers this summer, writes Stephen Halliday.

Former Scotland striker Miller’s contract at Vancouver Whitecaps was terminated by mutual consent this week and the 34-year-old is being strongly linked with a third spell with Rangers.

McLeish, who managed Miller at Hibs, Rangers and for the national team, has no doubt the much-travelled front man would make a positive impact for Ally McCoist’s side in the Championship next season.

“I definitely think Kenny can still do a good job here,” said McLeish. “He is a fit guy, a good professional and he looks after himself.

“When your legs go as a player, they go. Sometimes the last person to see that is the player himself. But Kenny has still been playing to a good level in the Major Soccer League with Vancouver.”

McLeish insists McCoist is justified in strengthening his squad despite the ongoing financial problems at Rangers.

 

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