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Kenny Miller thinks Rangers can still reach promotion goal

Kenny Miller says that promotion is still within Rangers' control as they come up against Queen of the South in the play-offs.

Speaking in the wake of another disappointing draw, Kenny Miller told the Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers can still achieve their aim of promotion in the play-offs.

The Light Blues relinquished a 2-0 lead on Saturday afternoon, allowing Hearts to score twice late in the game, but results elsewhere meant they would finish third regardless.

This latest slip adds to a long line of poor results from Stuart McCall’s side, who have been unable to put a consistent run together, leaving them third, and now anticipating their play-off games against Queen of the South.

Miller is one of few players whose performances have improved lately and he says the team is now focused on what they can affect, starting with Saturday’s game against Queen of the South.

"The manager is a big advocate of focusing on what we can control. The Hearts game is gone and the play-off games are what we must focus on,” he said.

"That is what we can affect now. If we are promoted back to the Premiership on May 31 then it won't all be forgotten, of course it won't.

"But we will have achieved the goal that we had at the start of the season - getting back to the top division.”

The former Scotland international is well aware that recent performances haven’t been good enough, and even when Rangers have been winning games they have only managed to sneak three points.

Consistency will play a big part of any successful play-off campaign and it has been in short supply at Ibrox, something the striker knows will be an issue going forward.

The Light Blues have struggled against QoS this season and face a difficult test on the plastic Palmerston Park pitch, as they look to put their previous failings to one side and win when it really matters.

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