KENNY MILLER believes Rangers are fighting fit and ready to go for the resumption of competitive action against Motherwell at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Light Blues were given a thorough examination yesterday in East Germany by Bundesliga high-flyers RB Leipzig, and, despite the nature of the defeat, Miller reckons the graft the team had to put in during the game will stand them in good stead.
Speaking to RangersTV.tv at the Red Bull Arena yesterday, the striker explained: “We definitely are. You’ve seen how hard all the lads have had to work – getting forward and getting back, and it was a really worthwhile exercise.
“As a Rangers player, you are always disappointed with any defeat, but for me, it was a great workout against a really, really good team, and we have got to learn from the mistakes we made.”
The game against Motherwell kicks-off Gers quest to go one better than they did last year and actually win the Scottish Cup, and on that, Miller said: “We want to win it, of course we do, and it all starts on Saturday. It’s a game we will be looking forward to and expecting to win.
“If we want to get to the latter stages and potentially win it, we are going to have to get past these other rounds.”
Rangers were backed by thousands upon thousands of fans in Germany for the friendly match yesterday, and despite being a veteran of trips into the continent with the club, Miller was stunned with the sheer volume of support.
He added: “It’s incredible, absolutely incredible. When the game was announced and we heard there were so many thousands of fans travelling over, it just shows the level of support there is for the club and it shows how much they crave getting back into European competition.
“Hopefully we can achieve that this season.”