Football: MODEL PUPIL MILLER KEN BE A GERS HERO; Terry Says Kid Miller Can Make It
Baillie, Michael, The Mirror (London, England)
KENNY Miller's old schoolteacher believes the talented striker has the brains to easily cope with the intense pressure of playing for Rangers.
But his former mentor is also a good judge of football character and insists Miller is blessed with intelligence in his feet too.
It's an opinion worth listening to - because the teacher in question is Alloa Athletic boss Terry Christie.
Christie, who is head of Miller's former school Musselburgh Grammar, is convinced the Scotland under-21 star has what it takes to become more than just a squad player at Ibrox.
But once Miller puts pen to paper on a dream pounds 2 million move to Rangers next week, he will be under constant pressure every time he takes to the pitch.
With such a steep price tag for a player who only broke into Hibs first team last season, Miller will have to prove himself to the Rangers support.
But Christie is sure that his former pupil will not just cope with the pressure, but actually thrive on it.
Christie said: "It gives me a lot of pleasure seeing a former pupil of the school doing so well.
"He's a smashing lad, is very level-headed and I'm sure he will handle the pressure of playing for Rangers. It is a challenge, but he will do well."
Christie knows just what Miller is capable off on a football pitch, as he managed him in his school team and also took him on loan to Stenhousemuir when he was in charge of The Warriors.
Miller even bagged the goals that gave Stenhousemuir a shot at Rangers in the Scottish Cup two season ago.
Christie added: "I used to watch Kenny on Sunday mornings playing for Musselburgh Grammar and I knew then he was a good player. …