By Matt Farr
Kenny Miller claims that rivals Celtic are not unbeatable and that Rangers must string together a run of consistent wins to put their rivals under pressure.
Celtic are currently eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and are favourites to lift the title at the end of the season, but the 36-year-old Scotland veteran insists that his side are still in contention.
Brendan Rodgers’ side can though, extend their advantage over Rangers to 17 points if they win their three games in hand.
They have won 13 of their 14 league games this term, scoring 43 goals, and are yet to suffer defeat in the competition – but it is their healthy points advantage that sets them aside from their Old Firm rivals.
However, Miller and Rangers are not fazed by the lead, and believe they can make up the necessary ground.
Miller told The Scotsman: “There’s nothing we can do about that because, at the moment, they are unbeaten. It’s up to us and the rest of the teams to put that right but the only time we can do that is when we play them next, which is on the 31st. Come that time, we can hopefully change that.
“But they are not unbeatable – 1oo per cent. No team is unbeatable. The best teams in world football get beaten, it’s as simple as that. It’s a big, big ask to go through a whole season undefeated, that’s for sure.
“We keep talking about putting a run of consistent wins together and, to have any chance of clawing back some of that gap, we have to do that.
“We’ll never give it up and we won’t concede it but, for us to get it back and make it respectably close, we are going to have to put a run together.”
Rangers still face Hamilton and Inverness ahead of Christmas, before a trip to St Johnstone on December 28. Miller and co then host Celtic in what will be the third Old Firm derby clash of the season.
The two sides have met once in the league – with Rangers losing 5-1 at Celtic Park – as well as in the Scottish League Cup semi-final just over a month later, where Celtic again took the spoils in a much more hard-fought 1-0 away victory.
A win for Rangers this time around though, would certainly spice things up at the top of the table. The two sides meet on December 31.
In other Rangers news, Andy Considine has dismissed the quality of the Rangers players.