KENNY Miller says Rangers didn’t stand up to Hearts in a display he branded as not good enough.
Two goals from Robbie Muirhead proved the difference at Tynecastle and while Joe Dodoo had his strike controversially flagged offside in the second-half Miller says the Gers can’t use that as an excuse.
The striker says the Light Blues knew what type of game Robbie Neilson’s physical side would give them and admits the Rangers failed to deal with that.
The 36-year-old: “It was disappointing to say the least, a disappointing result, a disappointing performance and from start to finish we never played anywhere near where we want to play.
“All credit to Hearts, they pressed us, stopped us from doing what we do, forced mistakes and capitalised on the two chances to score goals so for us it was really disappointing.
“Coming to somewhere like this you know what you are going to get here, when you come to Tynecastle it is always going to be a tough game so you need to stand up to that sometimes and tonight we just weren’t good enough.
“We talked about it at half-time and you get a chance to go and talk then and you can try and put things right but again in the second half we never really created anything.
“The only time we ever really had any foothold on the game was in the last 10 to 15 minutes and that’s when they were 2-0 up and obviously they were protecting that and made changes to protect that.
“Whether the goal was offside or not I haven’t seen it, I think Harry was maybe in the keeper’s line and I have seen millions of them not given.
“It is a big decision that has gone against us but ultimately we weren’t good enough.
“It didn’t seem too long after half-time that that came and it would have given us a good boost.
“We have been told that Harry is maybe in an offside position and I’m disappointed it went against us because it could have kicked us into gear and got us back into the game and put them on the back foot a bit.”
Miller confessed Hearts forced Rangers to abandon the principles instilled by Mark Warburton since his arrival at Ibrox.
The Jambos win means they leap frog the Gers into second spot and Aberdeen will travel to Glasgow this weekend with a win crucial for the home side according to Miller.
He said: “A lot of the reasons we weren’t good enough was down to them and they did force us to kick the ball long.
“The manager always uses the term “find the solution” and we never found a way to get started and get out and it resulted in us going long the majority of the time which is something you haven’t seen since the manager came in.
“The games are coming thick and fast and we need to get right back on the horse, correct the wrongs from tonight going into the game on Saturday.
“We have played Aberdeen already and we know what we are going to get from them. We’re in front of our own fans and it is important we go and put a performance on and get three points.”