Rangers

By Matt Bullin

Veteran front man Kenny Miller has claimed Rangers can follow Celtic’s recipe for success.

Miller, 37, has been a leading light in the Gers campaign this term despite his age, and his side sit third in the Scottish Premiership.

Despite securing European football for next term, for the first time in five years, many have regarded Rangers’ campaign unsuccessful because of the gap which has opened up between them and their Glasgow rivals Celtic.

The Hoops currently sit 39 points ahead of Pedro Caixinha’s side in the league, while their nearest challengers, Aberdeen, are 30 points behind.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have also won five of the six Old Firm derbies this season, winning 5-1 on two occasions.

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Rangers beat the Bhoys on penalties in the Scottish Cup semi-final last year, and Miller claims that on that day there was not much between the sides.

However since then, with the appointment of Rodgers and a few marquee signings, they have pulled away, but Miller believes Rangers can do the same.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, he said of Celtic: “Look what a manager and a few big name signings can do. Better quality, higher quality signings and then reinvigorating the good players that were there.

“We can look at that. No doubt there will be people coming and going in the summer, but if we can get that right, win early matches and breed confidence in what we are trying to achieve, it will set us up for a far better start to the campaign.”

Miller, a 70-time Scotland international, has made 44 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring 13 goals and assisting seven.

Next up for the Gers is a Saturday lunchtime clash against Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox.

If they come out on top in the tie they will cut the gap to second-placed Aberdeen to just six points with two Premiership games remaining.

In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson has fired this warning at Caixinha.

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