By Azeem Siddiqui

1st Aug, 2022 | 2:30pm

Kenny Miller hails impact of Malik Tillman in Rangers win over Livingston

Kenny Miller has hailed the impact of Malik Tillman during the Scottish Premiership opening weekend win over Livingston on Saturday afternoon.

The Bayern Munich loanee came on as a substitute as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men secured a 2-1 win after coming back from a goal down.

Miller, while speaking to Sky Sports as quoted by Scottish Daily Express has heaped praise on the impact of the 20-year-old at the Tony Macaroni.

“A lot of talk about new signings, one in particular I thought made a big impact was Tillman coming off the bench,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of chat surrounding his second-half performance and the impact he made. And it was needed.”

Attacking Option

As you have seen in the match against Livingston, Tillman is a fantastic option to have from the bench. However, it remains to be seen whether he will be preferred as an impact player from the bench throughout the season or will he start getting more first-team minutes based on what he showed in the second-half against Livingstone.

The 20-year-old prefers to play as an attacking midfielder but can also occupy the wing positions.

Looking at the fact that the Rangers have so many forward options in Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence, and Alfredo Morelos, it is unlikely that Tillman will play as a forward during the season.

However, with Ianis Hagi isn’t returning to first-team action until the start of 2023, the opportunity is there for the Bayern Munich loanee and he can definitely compete with the likes of Rabbi Matondo in the attacking midfield position.

At the age of 20, it is an incredible learning curve for him and he will hope to leave an impact for others to take note of.

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