In Focus: Senior figures can help Rangers push through difficult period

As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has spoken positively about outcast Kenny Miller, admitting that the side may be currently missing his leadership.

What’s the story?

Kenny Miller has not been included in any Rangers squads since reportedly falling out with manager Pedro Caixinha and it’s raised questions about what impact it’s having on the team.

Miller may not have been in the best form this season before the fall out but in times of crisis, it’s often experienced players that can get the job done, especially players as committed as the Rangers veteran is.

Summer signing Graham Dorrans has spoken positively about his professionalism in the current situation and reckon players like Miller and Lee Wallace may be missed right now.

As quoted by The Daily Record, the midfielder said:

People like that know what it’s all about. Maybe we do miss them a little bit. Kenny is a true professional. He’s training every day and is doing what he’s always done since I’ve known him and since I’ve been here. It’s not for me to go into the details of what’s happened. That’s for the manager to deal with whatever situation there is. What I will say is Kenny has come in every day and has trained like a true professional. He’s done the job he’s always done.

It’ll be heartening for Rangers fans to hear that Miller is still working as hard as ever, but will it lead to frustrations that Caixinha can’t resolve a damaging situation?

Time for a return?

As noted, Miller was hardly setting the world on fire this season when he was being picked but was still providing a contribution that could be useful for Rangers, especially from the bench. Overall he’s scored two goals and provided three assists in 10 appearances for the Light Blues so far this term.

With the pressure now on Pedro Caixinha and Rangers at a level not yet seen since his arrival, he needs his most experienced players in and around the squad fighting for the club. Failure to address the situation will only create more negative headlines.

It’s clear his teammates, like Dorrans, have a lot of respect for him and having him involved can only be a benefit to the club at this stage.