KENNY MILLER has branded the concession of three goals in each of Rangers’ last three games as not good enough after his side were held to a 3-3 draw by Raith Rovers today.
Leading 3-2 deep into injury time, and having seen goalkeeper Wes Foderingham save a penalty, the Light Blues conceded a scrappy goal with a corner to draw the game and ensure the champagne goes on ice for another three days at least, as, had Rangers won the game, they would have won the Championship.
Speaking after the game, Miller insited every player has to do their bit when it comes to defending and said: “It’s clichéd, but we defend as a team and attack as a team. We try hard up front, and you look at Harry Forrester and how hard he worked before he went off over in the far corner to stop them getting out – and that’s what we’re all about.
“We’ve got to do our bit before it even gets to this end. It’s something we have to look at as a team as it isn’t good enough.
“We aren’t going to score four and five goals every week to win games, so it is important we look at it as a team and make sure we find a way to keep the back door shut.
“When we look back, there will be positives to take from the game but a lot of negatives too. I look back to Queen of the South away when we maybe got a little bit panicky towards the end with only having a one goal lead, and we maybe did the same today.
“We maybe got away from what we are about, and that’s keeping the ball off the opposition. We went a little bit long in the last 15-20 minutes, and that’s not what we’re about.”
A win over Dumbarton on Tuesday will see Rangers clinch the title and promotion, and while satisfied with the chance to win it at Ibrox, Miller is still concerned with Rangers’ recent form.
He continued: “We’ve done so well to get back into the game initially, got our noses in front, conceded again, got our noses in front again just after half time and then conceded with almost the last kick of the ball, and that was so disappointing.
“It’s another three goals lost and another game gone where we haven’t won, albeit if you asked us if we would have preferred to win it at home or away, then of course we would have preferred to win it at home.
“But, with the standards we set, we expect to win every game, and had we done that today it would all have been done.”