KENNY Miller says he is ready to get going again after making a full recovery from the injury which has kept him out for nearly two months.
The striker tore his hamstring against Hibernian in mid-December and has been working his way back to fitness ever since.
Miller’s rehab, from what he says was the worst muscular injury of his life, came to an end this month and he was named on the bench against Partick Thistle on Tuesday night. Now the 38-year-old is desperate to get back on the pitch in this weekend’s Scottish Cup.
He said: “I am ready for selection, it will take a bit to get that match sharpness back up but we still have plenty of games and a lot of football to be played before the end of the season.
“It has been frustrating, I always try to be positive when I’m injured and this was no different.
“We have a good medical team here and they know me and my body well enough by now, how they can push me and how they need to put the reins on me as well.
“It was a great report after the initial scan but it never felt as bad as what we found out. “We never thought we were going to get that kind of result back on the scan so we were always quite positive it wouldn’t be as long or as bad as what was reported.
“It was probably as bad an injury as I’ve had; it was the worst muscular injury I have ever had.
“It felt different at the time when it happened so i knew it was a wee bit more serious than previous ones have been but it was just about staying positive.
“A couple of days after it there was decent strength, decent movement and the physio was quite happy with how it was looking.
“I have been back training for a couple of weeks now so it is good to get back in with the lads.”
Miller is one of the few players at Rangers who has won honours with the club – he has won three league titles, a Scottish Cup and a League Cup in his previous two spells with the club.
The veteran forward doesn’t want to leave his third spell at Ibrox without adding to the medal collection.
“For me it is a game of football, it is a game we need to go and win. I am just looking forward to getting back and hopefully being involved in a game.
“If you are going to go on and win the cup you are going to have to go to places like this and go and put on a performance to get into the next round.
“These games are always tough, if you look at the Fraserburgh game last week before we got that second goal it was a hard fought game – I am sure Sunday will be no different.
“They will be right up for it and they are in good form so it is important we approach the game properly and go and put on a proper performance.
“For us as a club and a team we want to win this cup, it has been a long time since we lifted a major trophy so this gives us the opportunity to go and put that right.
“You want to progress as far as you can in the Scottish Cup and to aim for anything less at this club would be unacceptable. We want to finish the season on a high.”