Miller playing through pain

Gers striker may require surgery in the summer

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Kenny Miller is prepared to do all he can to help Rangers claim the SPL title this season.

Such is the striker's desire to get his hands on the coveted crown, he is planning to play through the pain barrier for the remainder of the season.

The Scotland international has been hampered by a niggling hamstring injury for some time and may require surgery over the summer in an effort to rectify the problem.

However, he has no plans of going under the knife just yet and will make himself available to Walter Smith whenever he is required.

Miller told the club's official website: "I felt a lot better last Sunday (against Hibernian) and in training. I have been taking some medication that the doctor has given me and it seems to be working.

"It's going to get me through to the end of the season but at that point we need to try to find a permanent solution.

"I'm hopeful that the treatment I am getting at the moment will mean I can continue to train and play and be involved in the run-in.

"Then in the summer I will get to the bottom of it."

Having got his priorities straight, Miller is now hoping to play a part in Rangers' Scottish Cup semi-final clash with St Mirren on Saturday.

Tough

He said: "It's a massive one. Losing in the Co-operative Insurance final (to Celtic) was a big blow for us so the next thing you set your sights on is the League and Scottish Cup double.

"We have a good chance of doing that and St Mirren are standing in our way.

"Any semi-final is tough but if we apply ourselves and play the way we can I'm sure we can get through.

"Any time you play at Hampden it's something special whether it's with Rangers in a semi-final or final or with Scotland.

"It's a special place to play. You always dream about playing there.

"They have done well. They have some really good players and they caused us a few problems a couple of weeks ago (during a narrow 2-1 win for the Gers).

"I'm sure they will think their name is on the Cup if they beat us having already beaten Celtic but we want to make sure that doesn't happen.

"However, it we play to our capabilities we should have enough."