Kenny Miller: This is what Rangers has proven after wins against Aberdeen
Rangers striker Kenny Miller has praised his team-mates after winning back-to-back games over Aberdeen to go second in the Scottish Premiership – and believes it has proved that the Gers can beat the other big sides in Scotland.
The Gers beat Derek McInnes’ side 3-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night before recording a 2-1 win at Pittodrie on Sunday to leapfrog the Dons in the league.
Goals from Danny Wilson and Josh Windass had the Gers cruising before Frank Ross’ free-kick set up a nervy finale for the Light Blues.
Ryan Jack also picked up his fourth red card of the season as the Gers played the final 30 minutes with only 10 men.
Striker Miller, 37, admitted that the Gers’ “battling qualities” set them up for two huge wins which could kick-start the Gers’ season.
“It was important we showed a bit of grit and determination in these games – and won our battles first, and I thought over the course of those two games, it was those battling qualities which stood us in good stead to get us those results,” Miller said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
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“We need to recognise where we are at – we have won another two games in a row after two defeats.
“What this club needs to do is win big games, and if your backs against the wall, you need to find a way, and that’s what we’ve done in these last two games.”
The Gers face Ross County next weekend and are aiming, according to the Daily Record, to have Derek McInnes in the dugout after Graeme Murty took interim control in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
The Ibrox giants are widely expected to appoint Caixinha’s replacement in the next few with Aberdeen boss McInnes the bookies’ favourite.
Rangers won four of their six games under Murty’s command as they rose from fourth in the table to second.
League leaders Celtic are seven points clear of the Gers after playing one game fewer.