Steven Davis has urged Kenny Miller to wait until the end of the season if he is determined to quit Rangers.
Miller is out of contract in the summer and has so far failed to agree a new deal with the Scottish champions.
“Worst-case scenario, he has to stay until the end of the season for us,” midfielder Davis said.
“If he decides it's right for him to move on after that, then that's his choice.
“For us, as a team, with the amount of goals he has scored and the form he has been in, it's imperative that we keep him at the club until the end of the season at least.”
Davis believes Miller would ideally like to remain in Glasgow but, having witnessed the departures of Kris Boyd and Nacho Novo last summer, he added: “I hope he stays. We've seen it with a couple of players over the last couple of seasons, like Boydy and Nacho.
“Unfortunately, the club hasn't been able to offer them deals that they maybe would have liked. That's down to each player personally but I think ultimately Kenny would like to stay and he has enjoyed his time here.”
Rangers' scheduled game against St Johnstone last night fell victim to the weather, denying them the opportunity to build on their 4-1 win at Motherwell ahead of Sunday's Old Firm derby.
Davis said: “We were really looking forward to the St Johnstone game but unfortunately it wasn’t to be — and we just have to deal with it and look ahead to the Old Firm game now.”