KENNY MILLER thinks Rangers could have blown St Johnstone away if they had been more clinical in the final game of the Premiership season.
A young Gers side squandered a handful of chances late on which could have seen them walk away with a more dominating result – Miller and Jon Toral netted each side of the break to win the game.
Miller, whose goal was his 14th of the season, picked out Jamie Barjonas for special mention after the 18-year-old made his starting debut in a youthful Gers side which contained three academy graduates.
The acting captain told RangersTV: “I really enjoyed the game; I thought we played some excellent stuff in long spells of the game.
“We maybe had a wee 10 or 15 spell in the second-half where they put us under a lot of pressure and maybe a wee five minutes at the start of the game where it was a bit frantic and we never really got our foot on the ball.
“As soon as we did I thought we played some great stuff, we found the spaces that we wanted to find to hurt them behind their midfield and in front of their backline.
“I think it should have been more and it would have been if we had been more clinical in the second-half.
“When you look at the line-up, again, it was really young. We had four or five guys who have been playing for the 20s this year in the starting line up so it was bare bones and a lack of experience, particularly in our backline.
“We should be really pleased with the performance and the result because of that and I think a wee special mention should go to Jamie Barjonas.
“I thought Barjo was excellent to today, he came on and has made a decent impact in the couple of games he has played so far and starting today I thought he was brilliant.”
Miller will enter his 21st season as a professional when he returns from his summer break and the striker is excited as ever to embark on a European adventure with the Gers.
He admits the next two weeks will prove pivotal in the outcome of the Light Blues next campaign as Pedro Caixinha lets a host of players go and looks to make inroads in the transfer window.
He continued: “I am always looking to improve, I am always critical and thinking back over the season there have been two or three more that I should have buried.
“It is always nice to finish with a goal in what has been a long frustrating season for us and it was also nice to finish with a win. Now I am looking forward to the summer and seeing what the summer brings.
“For us as a team and as a club this summer is really important. There has been a lot made the last month or so about players coming and going and there is no doubt that there will be a lot of that.
“It’s important we get that right and if we get that right we have some good lads already in this dressing room who are more than capable of playing at this level.
“If we get them a bit of help then without getting carried away there is no reason why we can’t be a lot better next year.
“We need to be, we know we have been inconsistent throughout the course of the season so with the right type of player in the right areas that level will come hopefully.
“I am really looking forward to next season, I’m looking forward to a break, albeit a short one and then we will get back to work and we’ll be looking to be a lot better next year.”