By James Black
Kenny Miller made a goal-scoring return to the Rangers side as he grabbed a double for the Gers as they beat Hearts 3-1 in their first game since sacking Pedro Caixinha.
Graeme Murty was in interim charge for the second time this year and handed Miller the captain’s armband on his return to the side as at Murrayfield.
Kyle Lafferty opened the scoring for the Jambos with a fantastic free-kick from distance that whipped into the top corner of Wes Foderingham’s goal.
Rangers had been in control up until Laffterty’s strike and going a goal behind seemed to rattle Murty’s side but they managed to get themselves back on level terms just before half-time through Miller.
The senior striker was more than a little bit lucky to find the net but won’t have any complaints at getting on the scoresheet weeks after it appeared his Rangers career was over.
Twenty minutes into the second-half Miller put the Gers in front for the first time when he cushioned a header into the back of the net from James Tavernier’s cross.
Josh Windass made it 3-1 after doing brilliantly to get on the end of Kenny Miller’s long pass before cutting inside and drilling the ball into the back of the net at the near post.
After being axed to the Under-20s side by Caixinha, Miller proved his old boss wrong with a masterclass in front of goal to take the Gers into third place in the Scottish Premiership before Motherwell and Hibs clash later on Saturday afternoon.
In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.