Kenny Miller has refused to rule out another stint playing for Rangers, saying he was effectively forced out of Ibrox in January. Miller, who moved to Turkish club Bursaspor following the end of his second spell with the reigning SPL champions, has endured a “tough” few months with his new club, as they failed to regain their domestic league title.
The Scotland international, who also had a season with Celtic as he flitted between England and Scotland over several seasons, hasn’t been subject to speculation of a third stint with Ally McCoist’s team. But Miller, who finished the 2010/11 season as the SPL's top scorer despite his mid-season departure, admits he would be tempted to return now Rangers are under new ownership. “Things can change in football and if opportunities arise you have to look at them,” Miller said in the Scottish Sun. “I said that for the last year and a half at Rangers. You never know what's around the corner. “I was placed in a position in January where I only had one option - and that was to go.
“If something popped up out of the woodwork then you have to look at it. There is no point in dwelling on anything when there is no decision to be made. As things stand I have two years left at Bursaspor. "Obviously you hear about things being said back home. I don't think it will happen, although you never know. I loved my two and a half years at Rangers in my second spell. “The last day of the Turkish season was on the same day as Rangers' last league game at Kilmarnock and within five minutes of kick-off it was all over. “All I was thinking about then was what the party was going to be like. It was another medal and it meant so much to the club. You do miss it. I wouldn't be human if I didn't feel that. “I do miss being there, but at the time I felt I had no choice but to go.”
Miller’s arrival in Turkey was intended to hand Bursaspor the necessary lift to win their second consecutive league title but, despite five goals from the striker, the Green Crocodiles fell well short and will only play Europa League football next term, entering at the third qualifying round. As well as seeing his team suffer the disappointment of a third placed finish, Miller has had to contend with adjusting to life in a new country and says he has found it hard to settle. “It's been a tough three months for me across there but I'm happy with the way things have gone and I've managed to get a few goals,” he said. “It's been difficult to be fair. There has been a lot of time away from the family, it's a different style of football and it's a different mentality so it has taken a bit to adapt. “The adrenaline gets you through the first three or four weeks and you can run off that. But, when you realise just how different it is, it's been difficult at times.”
John Mensah claims he is a summer target for new Rangers boss Ally McCoist. The experienced defender has just finished a controversial second loan spell at
Sunderland and is due to return to Lyon this summer. Mensah, who would cost around £1 million, is attracting interest from but is tempted by a possible move to Greece and a crack at the Champions League. Scotland
Rangers hope to kick-start their transfer activity when McCoist returns from
later this week. Out-of-contract Scotland star James McFadden is on his radar, along with Blackpool winger Jason Puncheon and the Dundee United pairing of Craig Conway and David Goodwillie. McCoist also hopes to try and thrash out a deal to keep on-loan America defender Ricky Foster and would be keen to take fellow defender Kyle Bartley back from Arsenal. Aberdeen