Rangers striker Kenny Miller has opened up on the difficulties of playing at Ibrox after a disappointing run of home form so far this season.
The Gers have lost three and drawn twice at Ibrox already this season and face Aberdeen at home on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership.
The Dons won the last meeting between the sides in Govan – their first since 1991 – and will be looking to take three points again to extend their lead over the Gers to nine points in the league table.
Miller insists Rangers’ stars need to show they can handle the expectation of playing in front of 50,000 fans every other week at a club that has won more national trophies than any other club on the planet, but has bluntly admitted that things are not going to plan there at the moment.
“This is a tough place to play when things are not going well, there’s no doubt about that,” Miller said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“But you need to have that strength of character and that mentality that you need.
“Ultimately we have to find a way of dealing with it and the team has to find a way to win football matches.
“It can be tough because of the level of expectation and the level of success the club has had over the last however many years.”
The Gers currently find themselves fourth in the league – nine points off leaders Celtic after playing a game more – and could see their season effectively over before Christmas with any more poor results in the coming weeks.
The Light Blues have struggled at Ibrox over the last few years with inconsistent home form becoming a long-standing feature for fans who have long been accustomed to Ibrox being a fortress for previous Rangers sides.
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