By Saikat Mandal

31st Jul, 2022 | 7:56am

Kenny Miller drools over Malik Tillman after Rangers win v Livingston

Rangers started the 2022-23 campaign with a winning start after beating Livington 2-1 on Saturday (30 July) in the Scottish Premiership clash.

Goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier sealed the tie for the Gers, but one player who really made a strong impact was Malik Tillman.

Kenny Miller was full of praise for the 20-year-old who came off the bench in the second half and totally ran the show.

“I thought Tillman was excellent when he came on at half-time. Honestly, I’ve heard so many good reports about this kid, in terms of how he’s performing in training. And his display at Livi brought home just how good he could be,” wrote Miller for The Daily Record (31 July).

“First and foremost, he’s a big athlete. Growing up at Bayern Munich, he clearly has technical ability. But in Germany you also need physicality and the ability to compete. Tillman looks like he has all of that. And if he gets game time for Rangers from that attacking midfield area of the pitch, he’s going to catch the eye even more.”

Exciting

Tillman joined in the summer transfer window from Bayern Munich on loan.

There was a big hype surrounding the player when he joined, and Miller has been left impressed.

It was his first game for his new club, but there were plenty of positives. He was lively throughout, and could have had a goal to his name as well.

Miller feels that if he keeps on getting more game time, he is going to catch everyone’s attention even more.

It remains to be seen whether Giovanni van Brinckhorst includes him in the crucial midweek Champions League qualifier game against Union St Gilloise. He has certainly earned the right to expect it, but the Dutchman could be tempted to use him from the bench as well.

The club needed to make a strong start to the season, and although it wasn’t a vintage performance from the Bears, they did well to pick up all three points.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer