Rangers closing on new Miller deal

Rangers closing on new Miller deal

Rangers manager Walter Smith has lauded the contribution of Kenny Miller and revealed the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions are close to agreeing a contract extension with the striker.

Scotland forward Miller scored twice in last Saturday’s 4-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Dundee United, taking his season’s tally to eight, and was rested as Rangers claimed a 7-2 Co-operative Insurance Cup win over Dunfermline last night.

Miller’s contract with Rangers expires at the end of the season, but Smith is optimistic of retaining the services of the striker.

Smith said in Rangers News: “We are not far away from an agreement.

“Hopefully we can get together in the next few weeks and everything will be ironed out.

“Eight goals from Kenny is terrific. He is playing very well right now.

“His role has changed slightly from one where he was leading the line to one where he is now getting into the penalty area.

“His confidence in terms of finishing is there for all to see and he has shown he is more than capable of putting the ball away.”

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