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Miller: I want to play on as long as I can

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37-year-old Kenny Miller might be winding down his career as a player but the well-travelled forward isn’t quite ready to call it quits yet. Despite becoming more involved with the Development Squad in recent weeks, Miller has been enjoying a purple patch on the pitch and is happy with life at Ibrox under Mark Waburton.

Speaking to Rangers’ official website, Miller said: “I feel good, I am getting a lot of game time which is great and I feel fit. I am looking forward to kicking on and playing as long as I can. I think it is down to the regime, I am looked after well with the physios and the masseur and the gaffer knows when to take me out and when to play me.

“I am enjoying the football which is the most important thing, when you turn up to work every day and you are enjoying yourself then it is a lot easier than if you’re not playing and it is a grind. It is a pleasure to come into work at the training ground every day and working with th manager, Davie and the players is great so long may it continue."

Miller’s double sealed a 2-1 comeback win over a dogged Motherwell side and ‘King Keny was full of praise for his teammates part in his goals saying: “Waggy’s was a fantastic cross, it was probably the only time a cross went into an area which was directed towards the goal which is hard to defend. The keeper was in a bit of no man’s land and fortunately enough I managed to stretch and get the last half inch of the top of my head onto it.

“It was a great pass from Emo (Emerson Hyndman) as well, it was good play because I think Josh closed down in the middle of the park a couple of times so he got a wee break and I ended up in front of Emo. It was a great pass, great weight and it was up to me to go and put it away and thankfully it went that way.”

“I thought we did threaten, we can be better, there is no doubt about that and we can take a little bit more care.

“We knew if we played the way we played our game we’d be okay, we were hammering away and I thought Barrie on the left again was outstanding and Mikey on the right was a threat as well, as was Waggy when he came on.

“When you play against a team who are defending for their life with eight or nine bodies in and around the box then it is hard to break them down.

“We have always said that if we keep going then we will maybe see these gaps open up a little bit towards the end of the game, which they did.”

It’s likely Miller will take a place in the dugout for tomorrow’s Scottish FA Youth Cup clash with Falkirk at Ibrox as he continues his development as a coach and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 69-times capped striker remain at Auchenhowie for years to come.