KENNY MILLER has revealed he always believed a 20-goal season was possible having seen the way Rangers were going to go about their business in this campaign.
After thrashing Hibernian 6-2 in the team’s first competitive game back in July, Miller took great confidence from that match and reckons hitting 20 was always a distinct possibility.
He told RangersTV.tv after the game: “With that first game at Hibs all those months ago and the way we played, I felt if I played I would get opportunities and score goals. I don’t ever set targets, but it’s nice to get to that landmark.
“You see the number of goals Martyn [Waghorn] got in the six or seven months that he played – and there is no doubt he would have kicked on and got close to 40 had he been fit, so it’s all credit to the team, the way we play, and the chances we create.”
Rangers season ended today with a 2-2 draw at St Mirren, and Miller reckons his side deserved better for their efforts.
He added: “It was really frustrating as we played really well throughout the game. We tried to do what the manager wanted us to do, and even in the first half, we just had to take a little bit more care when we had the ball.
“We allowed them to counter us by us giving the ball away. The pitch wasn’t great, but the way we play will never change, no matter what the surface is like or the occasion.
“We talked at half time about just being that little bit better on the ball, and I think you saw in the second half we were far more incisive and far more like ourselves.”
In spite though of the disappointment of today, Rangers have achieved everything they wanted to achieve and now have a Scottish Cup Final to look forward to on May 21.
He concluded: “Personally, it’s been a pleasure to be involved since the manager and Davie came in. We have spoken many times and outlined the goals for the season, and the way they wanted us to go about our business, and the lads have embraced it.
“It’s been really enjoyable to be a part of, and of course, it helps when you have been successful.
“We won the league with four games to spare, won the Petrofac and if we win the Scottish Cup that will be a fantastic end to the season.”