KENNY MILLER was naturally gutted after this afternoon’s defeat and insisted the Rangers players are hurting as much as the supporters.

The striker grabbed a consolation goal in the game, but it was possibly the only bright spot on a massively disappointing day for the club.

Miller told “I think it goes without saying it’s disappointing. We’re ashamed and embarrassed at the scoreline and the performance, and I don’t even know what you can say after that.

“We were second best all over the park, and I wouldn’t say we never turned up – the lads put the effort in, but the quality was just not where it should be. Again, it just shows the gulf at the moment, and it’s something we need to fix at our football club very, very quickly.

“There were a few words spoken after the game between the players which will remain private. The lads are disappointed and there’s a professional pride in what you do, and to what you try and do.

“When you are beaten and beaten badly by your biggest rivals, emotions are going to run high and there are going to be things said – rightly or wrongly.

“The lads care, and we are hurting like everyone. It’s coming towards the end of the season, and we need to try and finish on some sort of a high. We’ve said all along – the recruitment process in the summer is going to be key for us.

“I’m fed up saying about being more competitive and challenging – there are a lot of things that need to be addressed before we get to that point.”

Miller insisted the Rangers players are desperate to bounce back from today’s result, and reiterated the club must improve in a number of areas.

He added: “Once the game is out of the way, it will be right down to work again looking towards next week’s game. After results like this – these last two games – we’re looking for a reaction, and a positive reaction.

“There is no point walking about with your head down and feeling sorry for yourself – it’s about winning games of football again, and getting back to putting in positive performances and getting positive results.

“Ultimately it’s about winning games of football, and that’s what this club is about. Yeah, it’s not going to have been a successful season in terms of winning trophies, but it’s something we need to address and make sure next year we are definitely going to be more equipped to put up a better fight.”

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