Kenny Miller banging on about how Rangers should keep Steven Davis and Allan McGregor is quite simply jobs for the boys, and bears no interest in what is best for Rangers as a club.
Miller is very close pals with McGregor and Davis, particularly the former, and of course as their mate he’d want to see them keep their jobs.
What is best for Steven Davis and Allan McGregor doesn’t matter, what is best for Rangers Football Club does.
And neither of them are worthy of playing contracts beyond this summer.
Keeping both of them on was one of the many contractual errors made in recent years, the club’s bad habit of giving contracts to aging players who are running out of time being something that has cost us and arguably made things harder for our managers and weakened the squad.
McLaugh with his ridiculous two-year extension, McGregor getting an extra year, Davis, Defoe not long ago and some would argue Arfield too. The only time a sensible call was made was one which didn’t turn out too wise at all – freeing injury-prone Leon Balogun just before a defensive injury crisis hit.
So no, Kenny – we’ve had a lot of time for you and your views over the years on Ibrox Noise, but we completely dispute this one, and it’s extremely biased.
At his base level, he’s most definitely a Rangers fan, he is one of us, and the infamous Hampden incident, from what we understand, was the wrong thing done by Miller but in the interests of the club.
But this isn’t. He has his right to opinion, and he can say what he wants, but we really hope this isn’t one the club listens to. Davis and McGregor have been great servants and deserve a fine send off, but aging players can’t offer much, and we’re frankly not terribly interested in the coaching angle after the farce of the contract offered to Defoe a couple of years ago, only for him to swan off and work as a pundit instead of match duties.
It just feels like an easy way to keep someone in a job for the sake of it, without us knowing they’ll genuinely add in that department.
Rangers are bigger than any man, bigger than McGregor and Davis. If there is a good way to keep them on the staff and they can contribute, we favour that, but not for the sake of it.
The days of wasting money just to employ Rangers men are surely done.