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Thursday, 13 December, 2001, 17:58 GMT
Wolves seal Miller deal
Miller was a success on loan at Wolves, who have offered Rangers 3m for him
Miller will be out until the new year
Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the 3m signing of Scotland international Kenny Miller from Rangers.

The young striker has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract with the English First Division outfit after the clubs aranged a fee on Wednesday.

Miller returned to Rangers last weekend after three months on loan at Wolves, who increased their offer for him to 3m earlier this week after having three earlier bids turned down.

But he was sidelined for the final two months of the loan after fracturing his collarbone against Nottingham Forest in September.

"He is recovering well from his broken collarbone and will hopefully be back fighting for his place after Christmas, once we get the OK from his specialist," said Wolves manager Dave Jones.

"Kenny is a young player with a lot of potential and we've got him for a good price. If he can quickly get back to where he was before his injury, everyone will be happy."


I want to play Premiership football and I want to do it with Wolves
Kenny Miller
Miller, who has one Scotland cap, scored twice in a five-match loan spell at Wolves earlier this season.

"I think the majority of Scottish players, even those involved with Celtic and Rangers, fancy playing south of the border and I'm no different," said Miller.

"I want to play Premiership football and I want to do it with Wolves. I'm really happy with the way things have turned out."

The deal had been in jeopardy as a result of the appointment of Alex McLeish as Rangers' new manager.

McLeish was Miller's manager at Hibernian and it was thought that he could decide that the Scotland Under-21 star's future lies at Ibrox.

Hibs will net a fee of around 100,000 as a result of a sell-on clause in the 2m transfer that took him to Ibrox from Easter Road.

Miller's agent and BBC Online columnist, Gordon Smith, said: "It's a good move for him. He needed a way out of Rangers because of the competition for strikers.

"There are too many big-name stars.

"Kenny is potentially the best of them all, but he needs to be somewhere where he is playing regularly.

"Alex McLeish had the final say and I think that's what had held it up.

"Alex made his decision and we have to respect that."

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