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Kenny Miller in “no doubt” what will happen in Rangers v Kilmarnock


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Rangers won’t win or lose the Scottish Premiership title purely on the result against Kilmarnock but it feels almost as pivotal as a trip to Parkhead.

Philippe Clement is full aware of the threat that the team sitting in fourth place possess, however, the last time the two teams met at Ibrox, the Gers boss was 3-0 up at half-time. Respect, not fear, will be the name of the game.

Speaking on Clyde Superscoreboard, Kenny Miller is adamant that Rangers will have too much for Kilmarnock and take all three points.

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Derek McInnes always sets his teams up to be well organised whilst carrying a threat on the attack too.

Against Celtic recently, we saw a change of approach though in that Killie almost went toe-to-toe when they were out of possession.

A far cry from the low blocks that we have seen in the past.

Their form and league position means that Rangers can’t take Kilmarnock lightly, especiallly when you consider their record against the SPFL’s big two.

Miller though, knows who he is backing:

“Kilmarnock have earned the right to be saying that this could be a potential banana skin but I’ve no doubt Rangers will go down there and win tomorrow because, at this moment in time, they’re just doing whatever it takes to win.”

Despite rotating his team, there has been a consistency and intensity to Rangers performances after the winter break.

The squad is buying into the ‘team first’ ethos and goals are being shared out across the midfield and forward line.

There is also a variety to how the goals are being scored and chances are being created.

If this is what Miller means by “doing whatever it takes” then he is right, we also have a manager in Philippe Clement who still demands more, even if his side wins 5-0.

There will be bumps in the road, there are too many factors involved in football for there not to be.

For example, all it takes is a rogue decision or a bit of bad luck and points can be dropped.

Clement has maintained that focus is only on what they can control though; the level of performance, intensity and energy, and with this, the results will follow.

After slipping on the banana skin on match day one, Rangers will be hoping to avoid a repeat against a Kilmarnock side who will fancy their chances despite what Miller thinks.

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