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Kenny Miller: New Dundee striker

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Kenny Miller: New Dundee striker

Miller was introduced in to work alongside assistant boss David Martindale (proper) and the prevailing backroom employees at Livingston

Kenny Miller says he’ll relish “being a soldier” once more at Dundee after his transient stint as Livingston player-boss.

The previous Rangers striker, 38, “learnt so much” on the West Lothian membership regardless of his position ending after just seven weeks.

He cited his relationship with new boss Neil McCann, an outdated team-mate, as very important in choosing Dundee over St Mirren.

“The way in which he tries to play will certainly swimsuit the way in which I wish to play, and finally I do know what he’s about,” Miller instructed BBC Sportsound.

“Eighteen years in the past after I first joined Rangers, me and wee Neil – or ‘the gaffer’ as I am going to need to name him now – took me beneath his wing a bit.

“I moved to Livingston, he was dwelling in Livingston, we travelled by means of collectively for a few 12 months earlier than I left for Wolves.

“We’re fairly like-minded. We each wish to win in any respect prices, whether or not we’re enjoying tiddlywinks, a coaching sport or a cup ultimate.”

Miller insists it was “a tricky choice” after being supplied “fairly related” offers by each St Mirren, managed by Alan Stubbs, and Dundee, who’re backside of the Premiership with no factors from their opening three video games.

“I actually loved talking with [St Mirren chief exceutive] Tony Fitzpatrick and I spoke to Stubbsy just a few instances,” he stated.

“Each golf equipment made me really feel very needed and it was exhausting to let one down. However you’ve got to make choices and stand by them.

“I’m match and raring to go. I am going to do no matter I’m instructed to do – I’m again to being a soldier now. I’ve simply received a need to play for so long as I can on the highest stage I can.”

‘Livingston was an expertise. You reside and be taught’

Miller is reluctant to debate the small print of his abrupt exit from Livingston, amid studies he was sad at being unable to usher in any of his personal teaching employees, and the affect of assistant boss David Martindale.

“I’m not going to air my soiled laundry in public, however for me there have been simply issues that weren’t proper – for me and the membership,” he stated.

“It was a little bit of every little thing. I by no means knew how the twin position would go as a result of I had by no means skilled it, however I had visions of how I used to be anticipating it to go.

“It was an expertise. You reside and be taught, and I undoubtedly learnt so much popping out from that.

“Once I ultimately transfer again into administration, there might be loads of issues that might be finished in a different way.

“As a lot as I’m disillusioned, there’s a little bit of aid now that I do know what the position is – go and play and assist Dundee, and be the very best participant I can for the membership, beginning in opposition to Motherwell on Saturday.”

BBC Sport – Football

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