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Kenny Miller could join Hibs or Aberdeen as board put contract talks on hold

Kenny Miller won't be offered a new deal just yet, despite diddy teams hovering.

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Kenny Miller won't be offered a new deal until near the end of the season, according to the Scottish Sun, despite Hibs and Aberdeen showing interest in a pre-contract.

Miller would be free to sign such a deal with either club right now, although presumably (and according to the report) he'd far rather prefer to stay at Rangers.

It seems that the obstruction is with the board, rather than Mark Warburton, who is presumably keen to get things sorted. We'd still expect it to all be sorted out, but it could point to further problems between the manager and the men at the top.

Of course, the other matter is that while Miller has been good, he is ultimately 37 and we shouldn't be relying on him to start most of our games - he has done so because of poor signings as much as through his own good displays.

That in mind, we might question whether we want to hand the contract of a starting player to someone set to be 38 if we're planning on buying a new strikeforce in summer. Time will tell. It could also be the board waiting to see if Warburton actually keeps his job before making any decisions about next season.

Either way, we wouldn't think there's too much to worry about here in terms of Miller heading to Easter Road or Pittodrie anytime soon. But it's interesting.