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“We can challenge for the title” says Kenny Miller

By May 9, 2016No Comments

Rangers striker Kenny Miller is confident that his side can mount a title push next season in the Premiership.

After clinching the Championship trophy, the Petrofac Cup and with a Scottish Cup Final ahead, Miller is certain than Rangers can compete in the top flight following their promotion.

“I have no doubt we can go and challenge”, said Miller, “We just need to get the right additions with the right character.

“Dom Ball goes back (To Tottenham) but the rest of the lads are going to be there so it’s not as if there’s going to be wholesale changes.

“We have a nucleus of a good team and that showed against Celtic”.

Miller, now in his third spell with Rangers is reaching the twilight of his career, but looks fitter than ever and has been in impressive form this season, hitting 20 goals for Mark Warburton’s side.

Aberdeen and Hearts looked to try and fight Celtic for the Premiership crown over the course of the season, but the Parkhead club managed to seal five-in-a-row after defeating the Dons 3-2.

However, Miller has belief that Rangers can challenge Glasgow rivals in the top division over the course of next campaign.

They will have to wait, however, to find out which teams will be joining them in the league, with Dundee United already relegated and Kilmarnock dragged into the play-offs along with Hibs and Falkirk.

The Edinburgh side were a strong threat for the title to Rangers in the first half of the season, but lost form in dramatic fashion and gave Rangers all of the momentum. Meanwhile, Falkirk recorded convincing wins over Rangers with Peter Houston’s men still keen to seal their place in the Premiership.

Miller believes that Scottish football is a healthier place with the top teams in the top division and thinks that his old side, Hibs, are deserving of promotion. The Hibees have been much improved under Alan Stubbs since their relegation to the Championship and Miller has been impressed by the job carried out by the Englishman: “I think they way they’ve gone about their job in the last few years since Alan Stubbs has come in has been good.

“They’ve got some good players, a nice stadium and they are no doubt one of the bigger clubs in the country.

“So if you want the game to be better and for Scottish football to improve, then you need the biggest clubs and the best teams in the league”.