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Rangers manager Smith cautious over Kenny Miller injury

Kenny Miller
Miller was taken off after an hour against Sydney in Australia

Rangers manager Walter Smith admits he needs to be careful with Kenny Miller after a recurrence of a shin splints injury on the club's tour of Australia.

The striker has been struggling with the problem during pre-season and was replaced after an hour of Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Sydney.

"We just have to watch it doesn't become a chronic problem," said Smith.

"It's one of those things which is okay during the game but as soon as he stops it causes him a bit of pain."

Kyle Lafferty and Lee McCulloch were also replaced in the latter stages of the rain-soaked match, but Smith was less concerned about the minor knocks both players suffered during the draw.

"Kyle had a little bit of cramp in his calf as you'd expect because he did a lot of running," said Smith.

"He'll be okay and the same should apply to Lee and he just took a kick."



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