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Warburton assures Miller that his place is safe despite arrest

By Staff Reporter

Published 24/09/2016

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Rangers striker Kenny Miller

Scottish Premiership: Kenny Miller has been told his place in the Rangers line-up remains safe despite being arrested following an alleged brawl.

While team-mate Joey Barton has been given a club suspension after his part in a training-ground bust-up, Miller has been reassured he is still in the Gers squad to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow.

The 36-year-old former Scotland striker was arrested in connection with an incident at an upmarket restaurant, which happened hours after this team's humiliating Old Firm defeat at Celtic Park.

Manager Mark Warburton said: "It is a judicial matter so there is no comment there but suffice to say we give the player 100% support. Kenny is a top-class pro. You've seen that from his performances this season, you've seen that from how many times I've picked him this season. That won't change. I have absolutely no doubts about Kenny Miller, on or off the pitch."

Gers are still trying to gather their senses after being dealt that painful blow at Parkhead.

But they will come up against another wall of noise when they square up to Derek McInnes' team on Sunday in the Granite City.

It is Gers' first visit in four years - although the mischievous Red Army are planning a minutes' applause to welcome the Ibrox side "to Pittodrie for the first time".

But the level of animosity directed at his team and their supporters no longer surprises Warburton. The Englishman admitted: "I used to say to people: 'Who are we playing? What's the relationship like?' Now I just don't bother asking. I know the answer."

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