New Partick Thistle signing Kenny Miller has insisted he’s capable of leading the Jags to promotion next season and playing once again in the Scottish Premiership – by which time he’ll be the grand old age of 40.
The ex-Rangers, Celtic and Scotland striker completed a move to Firhill last month, and will attempt to help Gary Caldwell’s men launch a bid to get back to the top-flight, after almost being relegated to the depths of League One last season.
At 39, Miller was Dundee’s top-scorer in the Premiership throughout the 2018/19 campaign with a decent eight goals, and now he’s insisting he’s still got enough in the tank to be back in the big time 12 months from now.
Speaking via the BBC, the veteran forward was asked if he can keep playing should Thistle go up, and said: “Absolutely.”
“Fitness-wise, I feel great. Physically, I’ve been pretty fortunate with injuries throughout my career.
“I’ve heard the manager talk about managing me, but there’s no chance I will be asking for any time off or any special treatment.
“I know the manager’s going to give me opportunities to see the other side of the game as well, which is a big thing for me.
“But I didn’t want any tag of player-coach or whatever. I’m here mostly as a player, but if there’s anything I can help out with in other ways, I am more than happy to do that.”
“I believe in him as a manager.
He’s only had one full season as a manager, with Wigan, and ended up winning a league and hopefully he can do that again.
“It is a bit different when you are a bit older than the manager, but it’s something I’ve very comfortable about. He’s ‘gaffer’. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Miller and his new team-mates open their Championship campaign away to Alloa, before hosting Dundee United in a mouthwatering clash.
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