Kenny Miller: Rangers forward extends Ibrox stay until 2017

Kenny Miller has signed a one-year contract extension with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers, tying him to the Ibrox club until 2017.

Miller, 35, has also taken on a coaching role with Rangers' Under-20 team, which is managed by the club's former midfielder Ian Durrant.

The former Scotland striker is in his third spell at Ibrox, having rejoined Rangers from Vancouver in 2014.

"I am absolutely delighted," he told the Rangers website.external-link

"It was unexpected to have the conversation so early in regards to staying for another year. It's great to get it done and dusted.

Kenny Miller playing for Rangers against St Mirren in 2000
Miller originally joined Rangers from Hibs in 2000 and scored five goals in a win over St Mirren

"I'm very, very thankful that the manager has seen enough in the first four or five months to offer me that extra year, and hopefully I can repay him with some good performances, a few more goals and hopefully a promotion to get us back to the top league next year."

Miller, who was capped 69 times, has also played for Hibernian, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor and Cardiff City.

"This is a playing contract," manager Mark Warburton added.external-link

"Kenny is doing his coaching qualifications and doing great work with our under-20s and gaining invaluable experience but have no doubts, Kenny has earned this contract from a playing perspective.

"He's made a very positive contribution both on and off the pitch.

"His seniority within the squad is very important, his knowledge and his experience are special when we have such a young squad and have recruited young players and have taken in young loan players too."