Rangers striker Kenny Miller has told the clubs official website that his team need to continue to build momentum in the run up to the play-offs.
The Gers have enjoyed an upturn in fortune after an initial shaky start under Stuart McCall, and have put themselves in a strong position heading intoThursday night’s meeting with Queen of the South having won three straight games.
Miller, like all of the players, knows that second place is not theirs to lose, and that replicating the two recent performances and results will be vital in order to maintain the gap between themselves and Hibernian.
The victories against Hibernian and Hearts have signalled a change in attitude and application from the Light Blues players, who now look to have a renewed hunger and determination in the chase for promotion.
Speaking to the club’s website, Miller was adamant that Rangers need to keep the momentum building in their last six games in order to make their way back to the Scottish Premiership.
“Before this little run we were coming off the back of five draws going in to the Hibs game it was crucial that we did start to win games - particularly in that Hibs game as it gave us a chance to start to claw back something from being behind them,” he said.
"We've got a good bit of momentum now after two great results against Hibs and Hearts which has given us hope and a lift. We're looking forward to the last six games now and to build and get better to be ready for the playoffs."
On their current form, Rangers could secure second place in the Scottish Championship and avoid one play-off game – made up of two legs – in the Scottish system, leaving them to negotiate two ties made up of two legs.
Avoiding the additional games could be the difference for Rangers in any potential play-off final against a top-flight team that would only have to play those two legs and be undoubtedly fresher going into the tie.