Rangers confirmed on Tuesday that Kenny Miller is facing a ‘significant’ period out injured after rupturing his hamstring against Hibernian last week.
The attacker was forced off in the first half in the win at Easter Road and unfortunately for the club veteran, it’ll be a serious setback to his season.
It calls into question his entire Rangers career given his age and the fact he only signed a one-year contract extension last season.
He’s been a formidable force at the tip of the Light Blues’ attack for years and although his form has waned in 2017/18, losing his presence and experience in the first team squad will be a bitter blow to Graeme Murty.
Whether the 37-year-old comes back from this remains to be seen but the news has worried supporters, who believe the club now have a serious lack of depth in the final third.
Fans are calling on Rangers to make moves in the January transfer window and have suggested they should sign the likes of Jason Cummings or even former favourite Steven Naismith.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news and what it means…
FFS we need another striker in we don’t have nothing, selling Waghorn was a mistake & time for O’halloran to comeback from St.Johnstone?
— LuCkY-No-S7eViN (@NoS7eViN) December 19, 2017
Cummings and Murphy in Jan pls thanks.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) December 19, 2017
1 striker at the club of repute now then….Rangers have to get cover sorted in January right off the bat. Naismith on loan no brainer.
— Simon (@simon1872) December 19, 2017
Not good, I hope he has a full and speedy recovery. With the injuries to Dorrans and now Miller, I think Rangers need a CM and CF in January (in addition to a winger, already needed). Might force our hand to go for McLean and Naismith?
— Douglas Kinnear (@Dougiek85) December 19, 2017
With Kenny Miller out for a long time now surely we will look to strengthen the attack in January, possibly go in for Cummings since he’s not getting a game at Notts Forrest
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) December 19, 2017
Like most bears, I've been critical of Kenny Miller's poor contribution this season. However, I won't be celebrating the loss of another forward player who knows what it's like to actually win things in a squad that's already well short in such virtues.
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) December 19, 2017
Sad way to end for Kenny. Could have been avoidable if King and co. had spent well in the summer and not recruited foreign shite. Kennys desire and work rate should be bottled and iv fed to ever member of that squad
— galls (@gallsyboy3663) December 19, 2017