WHEN Kenny Miller slotted home the winner against Motherwell on Saturday he had one thought in his mind – winning the Scottish Cup.
The striker is determined to go one better this season after missing out on the trophy in such agonising fashion in the 2016 final.
The 37-year-old netted at Hampden against Hibernian in May but he is hoping his late brace to see the Gers through to the fifth round can be a catalyst this year.
Miller told RangersTV:
“For me and I think for everyone in the dressing room we want to right the wrong of last year.
“We had a fantastic result in the semi-final and by the way we had a really good cup run last season with some superb performances all the way through it.
“Beating Dundee at home was a real landmark performance for us and then beating Celtic in the semi was great but we never went and finished the job – which ultimately at this club you need to do.
“There is no point in getting past semis and quarters if you don’t go on and win it so I am really disappointed with how it finished off last season so hopefully we can go one better this year.”
Miller’s goals saw off Motherwell in a nail biting closer at Ibrox and he thinks the Light Blues controlled the cup tie.
He insists Michael O’Halloran should have been awarded a penalty in the 37th minute when he was brought down well inside the box.
“I am delighted, all the talk before the game was about getting to the next round because we want to go the latter stages of the cup and ultimately win it so it was important we got through.
“To be honest I think overall it was a decent performance; we had a lot of control in the first-half without getting a wee bit of a break in the box maybe.
“Probably for me it was a penalty so that could have been the lead that we were looking for at the time but we stuck at it.
“I felt we had a few chances. Two were so close to falling to me in the first-half, I think big McManus got a toe on one of them and then Heneghan on the other side got on another one, both cuts back, one from Baz and one from Mikey.
“We were always asking questions of their backline and towards the end we got the answers.”