KENNY MILLER believes Rangers must improve “pretty much” every aspect of their game if Aberdeen are to be defeated at Ibrox tomorrow night.
The Light Blues go into a double-header with Derek McInnes’ Dons off the back of two disappointing Premiership reverses to Dundee and Hamilton.
Miller is looking forward to what are sure to be two fantastic occasions both here in Govan tomorrow night and in the Granite City on Sunday, but knows the points will only come to Ibrox with a vastly improved showing.
Speaking at this afternoon’s press conference, Miller insisted Gers must: “Defend better, attack better and we need to be together more. Everybody needs to be on the same page on the game-plan and execute it.
“At the moment, we are not carrying out the instructions to the best of our ability. I think there is a lot more in the group, albeit we’re not showing it.
“We need to be better on pretty much all aspects of the game.
“We are focussed on the job at hand, which is tomorrow night first. We said it last week, but it is important there is a reaction to the last two games.
“These are fantastic games to play in – obviously the home game with a full house, the atmosphere will be great and it’s an opportunity for us to get back on the horse.
“For me, these next couple of games are a real opportunity to gain some ground.
“I wouldn’t say they [Aberdeen] are the favourites coming to Ibrox. But, they are in a stronger position than us and they finished higher than us in the league last season.
“But, I would definitely expect us to go and put on a far better performance tomorrow night considering the size of the game and what has gone on in the last few games. So yes, we are expecting a big reaction.”
Miller is completely appreciative of the frustrations of the Rangers supporters at present given the current state of play at the club, and knows there must be a major reaction to begin to turn things around.
He continued: “I’ve been here long enough to know and understand the demands of these fans and what they have been used to over the years.
“For the last few years, we have been suffering in terms of the success that they have known probably all their lives.
“But, it is about working hard, getting the right appointment and hopefully putting the right steps in place so we can hopefully enjoy that in the future.
“But, at the moment, we are off the back of two poor defeats when, on-paper, you would look at them as a real opportunity to build a little bit of momentum coming into these games, and we haven’t done it.
“So we need to act now and get right back to winning ways. It’s important that we do the right things and make good decisions on the night, and, as I have said all along, we need to find a level of consistency.
“This is why we are where we are at the moment and we have never put any sort of run together. We win two games, and it’s like there’s, not complacency, but a feeling of relief that we have managed to put a couple of results together.
“Then you see what has happened in the last two games. The performances haven’t been anywhere near as good as they have. So we need to correct that, and I’m bored saying about levels of consistency and performance and the same old nonsense every week, but that is the facts.
“It’s just words, and it’s about what we do when we cross that white line. It is something everybody knows and we want to be doing better.”