Jewell dismisses Miller reports

Striker not about to exit Pride Park

Miller: Staying put

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Derby manager Paul Jewell has dismissed reports that Kenny Miller could be set to return to Scotland.

Miller only arrived at Pride Park from Celtic at the end of August and Jewell is surprised with the speculation linking the striker with a move back across the border.

The Rams manager has admitted he will be active in the transfer market when the window opens next month but with a view to strengthening his ailing side rather than selling.

Scotland international Miller has scored twice in 11 appearances for Derby and reports have suggested he may be heading back to former club Rangers, where former Scotland manager Walter Smith is in charge.

No interest

"I have had no contact from Rangers and I'm not looking to sell Kenny Miller," Jewell told the Derby Evening Telegraph.

"As I said last week, I have not had any calls about our players apart from Steve Howard."

Howard has been receiving interest from two Championship clubs believed to be Wolves and Leicester.

Fresh players

Jewell's men are currently bottom of the Premier League and eight points adrift of safety following seven consecutive defeats and the boss is keen to add to his side in January in a bid to beat the drop.

"Bringing in three, four or five new faces can give the place a lift," said Jewell.

"We are going to try our best to get out of trouble and new faces can help."