KENNY MILLER is delighted to see Rangers strengthening in a number of areas, but he has warned the new stars they must perform.
So far, Pedro Caixinha has added five new faces to his squad, with Miller impressed with what they have had to offer so far, but he insists they must now show the reason why they were brought to Glasgow.
Speaking to Rangers.co.uk, he explained: “On the face of it, it’s great with guys coming in with good pedigree, but games are not won and lost on where people have played – they have to come and perform.
“So, in what we have seen so far, and we only have Ryan [Jack] Dalcio and Fabio [Cardoso] in at the moment, the three have settled in really well.
“Ryan we know about having faced him often enough over the last year, and he has settled in pretty quickly. Fabio too has settled in really well and is a good leader and a big voice at the back, and for a young lad he speaks really well and demands and controls the back line, and the qualities too he has on the ball tie in to how the manager wants to play.”
Rangers are now almost a fortnight into their pre-season programme, and given their lack of time off, they don’t have to do much of the traditional pre-season fitness work.
And that is something Miller believes has made the whole process so far more enjoyable.
He added: “We’ve not had to do too much tough, hard running in terms of getting our level of fitness back as we’ve not really lost much. I’m sure the majority of lads like myself did a run or two over the course of that short break just to keep the legs ticking over.
“Everyone has come back in decent nick and while it is hard, it’s football hard where we are attacking hard how the manager wants to play and we are then recovering quickly in transition to attacks which requires a lot of hard work, but it’s relevant stuff to how we are wanting to approach this season.
“Running from here to there or doing four minute runs has a place to get a base level of fitness, but it’s different when you’re out there on a park and you have 90 minutes to play it’s a different type of running an a different fitness that’s required.
“It’s a football fitness and it’s what we’ve all been training on since the first day we came back in, and that was a triple session which was basically all that kind of work. In two weeks’ time we should be in a good place ready to attack the qualifiers.”