Pedro Caixinha has refused to state whether Kenny Miller will have any involvement when Rangers travel to St. Johnstone on Friday night.

The Gers striker had felt the wrath of the Portuguese manager after their Old Firm derby defeat to Celtic, with reports that he had leaked information to the media about a team meeting that had been held.

As a punishment, the former Scotland international was sent to the Under-20’s to train and participate with the squad, having travelled to Brentford’s B side before the international break.

Miller, who was not involved with the senior side when they faced Hamilton Academical, had made a return to the senior side in a friendly with Morton, which was played behind-closed-doors and scored a goal in their 3-3 draw.

Despite his return to the first-team, Caixinha has continued to cast doubt over the striker’s future at the club, refusing to answer the questions posed to him directly.

“I’m the manager, I decide the players who start the game… we’ll see,” he told a press conference on the club’s official website.

Miller signed a new deal to remain at the Ibrox outfit until next summer earlier in the year, however, it appears unlikely that he will still be there come the end of his deal.

The 37-year-old has been highly successful during his time in Glasgow, in which he has had three different spells with the club, lifting the Scottish Premiership three times, the Scottish League Cup twice and the Scottish Cup on one occasion.

In total the veteran striker has made over 250 appearances for the Gers, scoring 100 goals, which has also earned him recognition at international level, having been capped 69 times and netting 18.


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