Former Rangers player Charlier Miller encourgages Kris Boyd bid

Kris Boyd celebrates with Rangers
Boyd is the SPL's top goalscorer after spells with Rangers and Kilmarnock

Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Miller believes the club would be wise to re-sign striker Kris Boyd should their finances permit.

Boyd, a former Rangers favourite, has left Eskisehirspor seeking a return to British football after just five months in Turkey.

"I couldn't see why they wouldn't sign him back again," Miller told BBC Scotland. "He's a great goalscorer.

"We all know what he can do. It would be a good signing."

Boyd, the Scottish Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer, left Ibrox for Middlesbrough in 2010 and then made the switch to Eskisehirspor.

However, he has not featured regularly in the Turkish league and Miller believes, if Rangers receive a decent bid for striker Nikica Jelavic during the January transfer window, it could pave the way for Boyd's return.

"I don't know what kind of situation Rangers are are in money-wise," said Miller.

"But it wouldn't be a bad signing because it looks like Jelavic is maybe on his way in January.

"If Rangers get a big offer for him, it'll be difficult to turn down."

Several Scots-based players have made the move to foreign clubs in recent years and failed to settle - Derek Riordan's spell in China and Garry O'Connor's move to Russia - while other players have found no difficulties in establishing thmeselves abroad, such as Aiden McGeady with Spartak Moscow.

Miller spent two seasons with Norwegian club Brann and a further two seasons with Lierse in Belgium after a successful spell in British football with Rangers, Watford and Dundee United before spending several years in Australia.

And he can sympathise with players who fail to make the move work.

"Going to Turkey and Russia is much more difficult than what I did," said Miller.

"I went to Norway, where everyone spoke English - which makes it much easier - they were very welcoming.

"I think going to Turkey and Russia would be difficult, because it's a big lifestyle change going to a place like Turkey or Moscow.

"Derek Riordan, Garry O'Connor and Kris Boyd have struggled because they haven't played so well.

"With McGeady in Russia, he's done really well and his team seem to be loving him and he's interesting other clubs in Russia who want to sign him.

"It's all about how you settle in playing-wise."

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