Kenny Miller thinks Rangers have signed a fox in the box in the shape of Joe Garner, who opened his account for the Gers in a 7-0 friendly win over Linfield in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton opted not to give his players the weekend off due to the international break, but instead to keep them match sharp with a friendly against Linfield.

Garner, signed from Preston North End to bolster Rangers' striking options, started the game and netted in the 74th minute; Garner had been forced off after just nine minutes with a head injury, but returned to the fray in the second half.

Miller has already seen enough of Garner to know he is a classic poacher, alive to everything which comes his way in the penalty area.

"He had an unfortunate start to the game for him when he went in for that header and we all saw the deep cut appear on his head", Miller told his club's site.


"It was great for him to get on and get his goal. He is always alive when that ball is about the box.

"I also think that his general play has been good and he is only going to get better as the season moves on and he becomes more familiar with the way that the team plays", Miller added.

Garner will hope to have put himself in contention to feature next weekend when Rangers take on fierce rivals Celtic in a Premiership fixture.

He has fierce competition for a spot in the team however, not least from Miller, who scored four times in Rangers' weekend win in Northern Ireland.