By Aramide Oladipo
Rangers striker Kenny Milner has leapt to the defence of his teammate Ross McCrorie following his costly mistake against Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.
The 19-year-old was at fault for the opening goal as Hamilton secured a shock 2-0 victory at Ibrox – the club’s first victory away at Rangers since 1926.
The defender misplaced a pass in the second-half which allowed former Rangers player David Templeton to have a one-on-one opportunity and put his side into the lead.
Hamilton doubled their advantage with ten minutes remaining with a goal through Darren Lyon which meant that Rangers suffered their first defeat since the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Miller was adamant that McCrorie was not to blame for the disappointing loss.
“It is always going to happen, you are going to have a game where things go against you and he is unfortunate it has led to a goal and what cost us at the start of the half,” he said.
“He know everybody is behind him in that dressing room and these things happen, it is just unfortunate we have not been able to rescue him today and get ourselves back in it.”
McCrorie has enjoyed a fine campaign during his breakthrough campaign at Ibrox, featuring in 10 matches and helping the team achieve two clean sheets in the process.
The result means that the Gers now find themselves nine points adrift of table toppers and Old Firm rivals Celtic in the league table.
Both Miller and McCrorie will be desperate to help the team get back on track when they face Dundee in the league on Friday evening.
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