Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller believes the “very, very least” Steven Gerrard will need to deliver as Gers boss will be second in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Gerrard took the reins this summer as Miller departed Ibrox and the veteran striker is adamant Gerrard will need to improve the Gers squad and mount a title challenge.

Miller insists there “needs” to be success at Ibrox after the fans being “starved” of seeing their side lift a major trophy for the first time since 2011.

“He has to improve the squad and he has to mount a challenge for the league,” Miller told Sky Sports.

“There definitely needs to be far more hope going into the last six months of the season. There needs to be some sort of challenge. There needs to be success.

“They’ve been starved of success for seven years, ultimately, at the very, very least they need to be second.”

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Football Insider verdict:

If only Miller had been at Ibrox over the last two years to have been able to influence the Gers’ success since their return to the top-flight of Scottish football rather than trying to continually undermine managers at the club. The veteran striker went through the motions over the last season and has a big hand in Gers fans being starved of success in recent seasons. Perhaps if Miller spent less time running to newspapers every time something he didn’t like happened at the club and had spent more time trying to improve the Gers results, fans wouldn’t still be sitting looking back at 2011 as the club’s last major success. Far too many former Rangers players have been happy to accept mediocrity in recent years before talking a good game once they’ve left the club. Miller will just be the latest in a list of players who talk the talk but when it was time to walk the walk they failed miserably.

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