KENNY MILLER has pointed to Rangers’ tempo, movement and number of touches as being key in their quest to build more consistency.
Miller revealed from the analysis he and the rest of the squad complete on a daily basis that the faster those aspects are undertaken equates to a better level of performance from the Rangers side.
Speaking at today’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s game with Partick Thistle, he explained: “If we want to win leagues over the next few years, we are going to need to play better, more consistently and quicker.
“We do analysis of the games every day, and you put the good results and the good performances up against the not-so good results and not-so good performances, and what jumps off the screen is the tempo, the movement and the number of touches each player is taking on the ball.
“It’s all there for us. We know what we need to do to give ourselves the best possible chance of winning a game. It’s about when you cross that white line both individually and as a team, we need to be more consistent.
“We used the game against Celtic last season as an example, and we knew exactly what we were going to do. As players, we talked about it and we knew what we were going to be facing and we knew what we needed to do to be successful.
“And, for as much as we won on penalties, we dominated the ball that day and we showed what we were about. That was off the back of a season where we had honed our skills and our game, obviously playing at a lower level.
“It was always going to be tougher trying to find that consistency, but it is something we are going to have to find.
“We can look forward to this one after we got a good win last week, and now we need to back it up. At the moment, we are draw, win, draw, win, and if we are going to have any kind of success and have a good league position, we are going to have to put a run of wins together.
“I think we’ve won two games in a row three times this year, but we need to put a good four or five game winning run together, and what a fantastic opportunity to go and do it over the next four or five games.”
Miller also revealed it is never any surprise to him how opposition sides line-up, and it is up to Rangers to work out the ways and means to find a way through.
He added: “What we face most weeks isn’t usually that different. It’s no surprise how we are going to play, and it’s no surprise how teams line up against us, so it is about us finding the answers and finding the solutions of how to break them down.
“We have done that – even at Dingwall where I thought we were off our game a bit but we should have been two or three-up, there is no doubt about it, and that was more playing on their mistakes more than anything, and we should have made more of it.
“Had we got that second goal that would have gone a long way to us getting the three points that day.”