KENNY Miller admits he in no way meant his audacious winning strike against Queen of the South.

The striker’s dipping volley hung high in the air before curving down and rocketing into the top corner.

Miller wouldn’t even put the spectacular effort on his top goals list because he had no intent to score it.

The 35-year-old said:

“I meant to shoot, I meant to hit the target but for it to go in the way it went in? Of course not!”

“You look at it and I’m absolutely delighted it fell in the back of the net; it’s a huge win for us.

“I was very surprised to see it go in the top corner but if you don’t shoot you don’t score and it’s a big big win for us.

“No it’s not one of my best because it is one of those where if haven’t really meant it but it was a fantastic goal and a great result.

“We dug in at the end and it was unlike us, to be honest, to maybe panic a little in the last 20 minutes.

“The combined distance of my first five goals was maybe three yards, so the average distance has certainly been pushed up after that!”

Rangers made hardwork of their victory over the Doonhamers, which saw Mark Warburton’s side maintain their eight point gap over Hibernian at the top of the table.

The Edinburgh outfit had beaten Alloa 3-0 in the early kick-off on Sunday to pull Gers lead back to five points.

Queens peppered Wes Foderingham’s goal in the final 20 minutes of the game and had to be denied by the former Swindon stopper.

Miller continued: “That’s what happens when teams are chasing you and your rivals play before you, win and close the gap – then it’s up to you to win and maintain the gap you had at the start of the day

“I felt in the first-half we were quite controlled but again probably not as much as we would have liked but the second half we were hanging on, there is no doubt about.

“That’s all credit to Queen of the South, they are a good team and we have always had good battles down here and we have been on the wrong end of a few of them as well.

“It is fantastic and it keeps that momentum up that we have built over the last few months.

“They really came at us, Wes was forced into a couple of decent saves and that is down to his positioning and how good a goalie he actually is.”

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