Rangers star reveals the one defeat that still 'eats away' at him
Rangers striker Kenny Miller has revealed the 2016 Scottish Cup final defeat still “eats away” at him as he prepares for Sunday’s Scottish Cup fifth round clash with Ayr United.
The veteran hitman scored Rangers’ only goal as Hibs captain David Gray scored an injury-time winner to secure his side’s first win in the tournament since 1902.
Miller was one of a handful of current Gers stars who played in the Hampden clash that was marred by serious crowd trouble after the final whistle when thousands of Hibs fans invaded and tore up the pitch and tried to attack a number of the Rangers players.
Miller wants to banish the memory of that defeat and get his hands on the trophy he has lifted only once in his long career and admitted the defeat to Hibs is still in the thoughts of the players involved that day.
“It still eats away at us and anybody who was involved in it, of course,” Miller said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“For us as a club and a team, we want to win this cup.”
The 38-year-old’s only success to date in the Scottish Cup came in 2007 while he was playing for the Gers’ bitter rivals Celtic.
The veteran has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury in December’s win over Hibs at Easter Road but could make his return in Sunday’s clash at Somerset Park.
Miller has scored four times this season in 18 appearances after looking like his Ibrox career was finished earlier in the campaign after being forced to train with the Under-20’s by former manager Pedro Caixinha.
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