STRIKER Kenny Miller has called on Rangers to win another 11 games on the spin as the team look to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season.

He wants the squad to pick up again on their winning run, which was halted by the 2-1 loss to Hibs, against Alloa Athletic this weekend.

The 35-year-old had to sit out the game at Easter Road due to a groin problem.  But after a week of intense treatment he is optimistic he can feature, having already scored two against Alloa this term, in a 5-1 win on their home soil.

Miller said: “We were disappointed after Sunday and it was a frustrating game but it’s one where there is nothing we can do about it.

“The manager got us firmly focussed straight after the game on what we need to do and it’s to bounce back and get back to winning ways this weekend.

“We need to kick on and then go and win another 11 in a row and at the end of the day we have 24 games left and we’d like to think we could win every single one of them.

“The manager will have us right at it for Saturday, it is another home game and one we will be looking to win.

“It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, every single game we will approach the same; it’s another game and another three points.

“At home we will have 40,000-50,000 behind us so it’s important we go and put on a performance and win the game.

“At the start of the season the way we were playing and they style of football was a real shock to some teams in the league and it was no coincidence we were winning by four or five.

“They will maybe be a little tighter coming to Ibrox on Saturday but it is up to us to break them down and create the chances that we need to take to win the game.

“I will hopefully train a little bit today [Tuesday] and see if there is a reaction, if not I will get back to work on Thursday.

“My groin tightened up after the St Mirren game and it got bad on the Sunday evening.

“I was unable to train throughout the week last week but it has settled down a lot and I should be fine for this weekend.”

Defeat on Sunday not only marked Gers first loss in the league, it was also the first time they had dropped points after an immaculate start.

Miller travelled with the squad Edinburgh to watch the game from the sidelines, due to his injury, and admitted he finds that the toughest place to be.

He said: “Monday was a day off and we have been back in today [Tuesday] and back to work so we will run through a few things from Sunday after training.

“It wasn’t a poor performance at the weekend; it has probably been one of our better games in the last month or so.

“We definitely didn’t feel we deserved to lose the game; it was quite level with the chances created and yes we dominated possession but that is what we do in every game that we play.

“As a player when you’re watching there is nothing more frustrating, you’re sitting there and hoping the lads can go out and win.

“When you’re just sitting there is nothing you can do about it, you kick every ball, you head every ball and it was a tough day watching but it was an enjoyable game to watch.”

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