Age is just a number. In the case of Kenny Miller, you wouldn’t believe he was 39 should you watch him. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, nobody would have envisioned Miller playing week-in, week-out for Dundee. He was meant to have taken his first steps into management with newly-promoted Livingston.

18th December 2018, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Aberdeen versus Dundee; Kenny Miller of Dundee gets his shot on goal (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He lasted less than three months. Miller was adamant that he was cut out for playing every week in Scotland’s top tier. So far, he’s been proven right. Despite the Lions enjoying a fantastic campaign back in the top flight, Miller has a massive role still to play as his current club battle bravely against relegation.

After all, under Neil McCann, the Dark Blues seemed dead and buried. A run of six games without a point at the start of the season. It seemed as though Dundee would be heading for the Championship.

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Kenny Miller of Dundee strides away from Andrew Halliday of Rangers (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Seven goals in five games from the veteran makes their league status look a bit more appealing, despite still being bottom at the moment. Six of Dundee’s 10 points are from results of games that Miller has scored in. He even netted a hat-trick against fellow relegation battlers Hamilton Accies at Dens Park in a 4-0 victory. 

Looking at Hamilton and St Mirren’s striking options and it’d be easy to assume that they would bite your hand off for a player of Miller’s calibre. After all, neither of these sides have anybody that’s scored more than four league goals.

Eight for the season so far, don’t be surprised if there’s more to come from the journeyman striker. Goals are hard to come by when you’re struggling. Miller is a proven goalscorer and he could be the difference for Dundee, should they pull off a great escape.

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