Neil Lennon has sensationally revealed that he tried but failed to sign Kenny Miller last summer, with the Rangers striker’s Ibrox career now hanging in the balance.
Miller and club captain Lee Wallace have been suspended by Rangers pending an investigation into an angry exchange with manager Graeme Murty.
And while Gers fans have seemingly united around both Miller and Wallace, it looks increasingly likely that the pair will leave the club at the end of the campaign.
One possible landing spot for Miller would be former side Hibs, a point which was brought up during Lennon’s press conference this afternoon.
While you would expect Lennon to simply rebuff the speculation, he instead dropped the bombshell that he had tried to sign the veteran 38-year-old on Hibs’ return to the Scottish Premiership.
“Kenny is a winner. He’s 38 and still very fit,” Lennon said.
“That’s testament to being a very good professional – not someone who just chucks in the towel.”
“We tried to get him at the start of the season as I like him a lot.”
“But at the minute he’s a Rangers player and the reports are just speculation.”
Hibs take on Celtic this weekend in the first of the post-split fixtures, knowing that if they can defeat the Hoops it would set up a frantic title-decider between the Old Firm rivals.
Could Miller sign for Hibs when his contract runs out at Rangers this summer?