Kenny Miller Back In Rangers Squad

27 October 2017, 13:36

Rangers player

Kenny Miller has been called back in from the Rangers wilderness by caretaker boss Graeme Murty.

The veteran frontman found himself exiled from the Gers first-team by former boss Pedro Caixinha.

But Miller will now rejoin his team-mates on the bus to BT Murrayfield for Saturday's clash with Hearts after Caixinha was axed on Thursday just seven months after being appointed.

Under-20s boss Murty - who is back in charge of top-team matters for the second time this year - said: "Kenny will be involved - he's available for selection. Kenny is a fit player, he is ready to be involved and he's ready to go."

Ryan Jack will also been in the Rangers squad to face the Jambos after it was confirmed the club have appealed against the red card he was shown at the end of Caixinha's final game in charge against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.

Carlos Pena has also shaken of the knee injury that kept him out of that 1-1 draw but Graham Dorrans and Fabio Cardoso will miss the trip to Edinburgh through injury while Bruno Alves is suspended.

Murty admits the players are in a fragile state after Caixinha's sacking but he has vowed to help guide them through their first serious examination.

He said: "I'm purely going to look at getting what they need and try to prep them for a game. There's not a lot of time but we need to make sure the players are content and happy, and that's my sole focus.

"The lads are a little bit unsure of themselves because there's uncertainty around after these things happen.

"But they are professional athletes and they know they are going to be judged on their performance.

"They know people in football are going to be looking for a reaction but they will be ready."