Neil Lennon has admitted axed Rangers striker Kenny Miller could be on his summer wishlist having twice failed to bring the former Scotland hitman back to Easter Road.
Miller and former Hearts defender Lee Wallace have been suspended by the Ibrox club after being accused of launching a dressing-room tirade at manager Graeme Murty following their Scottish Cup hammering by Celtic and, with his contract expiring in a few weeks’ time, he’s set to become a free agent. Even at the age of 38, Lennon believes Miller, who left Hibs for the first of three spells with Rangers 18 years ago, still has plenty to offer.
Pointing out that Miller remains a Rangers player at the moment, Lennon said: “I would assume he would be free at the end of the season and maybe that’ll still be something I will look at but, at the minute, there’s no real substance to it.
“I was interested in him at the start of the season but he decided to stay on and there was a slight chance in January but he was injured. Maybe it is something I may pursue again in the summer, but it is not at the top of my agenda at the minute.”
Asked about Miller’s age, Lennon, who brought veteran striker Grant Holt to Easter Road to aid Hibs’ promotion push last season, said: “Kenny has looked after himself brilliantly and has had an incredible career. He is a good pro and that is why he is still playing at the level he is playing at because he has looked after himself so well. He still has that football intelligence.”
Lennon, who played alongside Miller at Celtic for a season, was adamant he knew nothing of what had gone on within the Rangers dressing-room and led to the two players being suspended, but said: “I don’t know what he has done or what has been said.
“Sometimes you want a voice in the dressing-room. He is hurting and that is why I think it has been blown out of all proportion. Maybe it has been a build up of things. He has an opinion, but he has never been a bad professional. He has never disrespected anyone that I have come across. People who have worked with him have always spoken very highly of him.”