RELIEF was the overriding feeling for Kenny Miller after Rangers collected their first Premiership win in four years against Dundee yesterday.
A storming first half saw Miller add to a Harry Forrester goal to see the Light Blues clear, and by their own admission they should have been further clear before Mark O’Hara scored just before half time to bring the home side back into the game.
That made for a much different second half with Mark Warburton’s side failing to get their usual game together, but they still held out to claim a much welcomed three points.
Speaking after the game to RangersTV.tv, Miller said: “At the moment, the way the game went. 100% [the feeling is one of relief]. We knew the significance of coming up there and getting the three points as we didn’t want to drop any more points after the disappointment of last week.
“We are absolutely delighted with the three pints, but there is no doubt we will go away and look at how we can be better and more comfortable within the game.”
On a personal level, Miller netted his first goal of the season, and while there is always pressure on a striker to get up and running, he admitted with Rangers’ style of play the way it is, there was never any doubt in his mind the goals would soon start flowing.
He continued: “We talk every year about getting off the mark and getting off the mark early, but I know if we play the way we do and do the right things, whoever is playing up front will always get chances , and in truth, I should have been coming in at the end of the first half with a few more.”
Miller was replaced just beyond the hour mark by Joe Dodoo who came on for his first Premiership appearance, and experienced Miller admits he’s been impressed so far by the new recruit from Leicester City.
He added: “He’s a young lad with a lot of potential. The attributes are there, but he is still new within the club and he’s going to get to grips with the way we play and the teammates that are alongside her.
“He will get better and stronger as the season goes on – as will everyone. The team will get better as the season goes on, but at the moment, for him to come in and perform the way he has performed so far and get a couple of goals marks a great start for him.”