Rangers have been pretty good so far in the Scottish Premiership after their promotion back in the Scottish top-flight. Mark Warburton’s side are placed second in the league table, behind Celtic who have been in an inhuman form this season and are very likely to clinch the silverware. The Gers, however, deserve plenty of appreciation for the commitment they have shown this season.
However, more than signing new players, it is the need that Rangers keep their existing veterans tied to the club which holds the paramount importance. Defender Clint Hill and striker Kenny Milner are the old guardians of the club, whose contracts are out in the summer. The manager has given his word that these two veterans will be handed a new contract. Is this decision a very important one for the Rangers?
Absolutely yes. Frankly speaking, Warburton must not think twice before handing a new contract to these two veterans. Despite Hill being a 38-year-old and Miller being a 37-year-old, these two veterans still weight in gold, despite being in the later stages of their career. Rangers are closing in on a return to Europe next season (if they don’t have a massive dip in their performances) and would undoubtedly need the experience of these two gladiators.
Miller is still held as one of the best of what Scottish Premiership has on offer and in no way can Rangers afford to lose him. He is still a very clinical poacher, reliable personnel, experience holder and someone who has maintained his shape irrespective of his age. Moreover, he still has the aura and characteristics to tear defences apart, which is why the manager still admires him and uses him so much. The Gers know how important he is to their system and thus, value him highly.
Clint Hill, on the other hand, is another veteran with truckloads of experience. He was signed in the summers by the Light Blues after being released by Queens Park Rangers and has been a handy commodity for the Scottish outfit. The defender is a spectacular professional who can operate at the heart of the defence as well as be stationed in the left-back slot.
Frankly speaking, Miller and Hill are inspirations on and off the field. With their availability, Rangers will have a couple of players who will pass the words of wisdom to the newcomers or youngsters, be inspirations and lend their helping hand to the manager whenever called upon to do so. They are respected senior pros and it must be ensured that their tenure at the Ibrox Stadium doesn’t end in the summer.