By Harvey Byrne

Alan Stubbs has told that he believes Rangers would have struggled against Greenock Morton without both Barrie McKay and Kenny Miller on Sunday afternoon.

The Gers were far from convincing at Ibrox against the Championship side in the Scottish Cup with goals from Miller and Martyn Waghron needed in the 2-1 win.

Morton struck early through a long-range goal from Michael Tidser, but the experience from Miller as well as the pace and trickery from McKay ensured Rangers didn’t suffer a shock result on Sunday.

Former Everton defender Stubbs also hailed the duo and he believes the result could have read worse for the Gers if not for the pair.

“Barrie McKay, I think he’s the spark Rangers need to perform,”started Alan Stubbs speaking on Sky Sports 2 on Sunday afternoon.

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“He’s their best player and he’s got a bright future ahead of him. I think today, the two men in the picture that created that goal (Miller and McKay) if their not on the pitch then I think Rangers would have struggled.”

Rangers were led by caretaker boss Graeme Murty against Morton after Mark Warburton lost his job in charge of the club on Friday evening.

He will also be thankful to both McKay and Miller, who have 12 goals and 14 assists between them in all competitions in 63 appearances this season.

However, one worrying thing for supporters will be that Miller, 37, will see his contract end in May, while the 22-year-old’s is set to expire in the summer of 2018.

In other Rangers news, the fans have called for the club to terminate the contract of this 31-year-old.

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