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Kenny Miller: Ibrox crowd can help Rangers to success in play-off clash

Kenny Miller is looking to a packed out Ibrox to drive the team on to play-off semi-final glory against Queen of the South.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller has told the Glasgow Evening Times that a packed out Ibrox can help inspire the team to victory against Queen of the South on Sunday.

The home of the Light Blues has seldom been full this season, with events on and off the field keeping the fans away for much of the campaign.

Miller was used to playing in front of more than 40,000 strong crowds in Glasgow during his previous two spells at the club, and he believes that a full turn out on Sunday can help to drive the team on to victory - just like the supporters did against Hearts.

"The one game this season I can think the place was like the Ibrox of old was the Hearts game,” he said.

“The place was electric going into that and I don't think it was a coincidence that you saw a real, good performance.”

He continued: “It just had the Ibrox of old feeling and that a team was coming here and was getting sent home with nothing. It had that effect on the team."

Ibrox has hardly been a fortress for the Gers this season – partly contributing to the low attendances – with Stuart McCall’s side drawing four and winning four of their last eight games.

They did, however, manage three wins in a row before the 2-2 draw against Falkirk put an end to the productive home run.

Rangers know only need to draw in the play-off quarter-final second-leg this weekend to progress, and they have managed both a win and a draw against Queen of the South at home already this season.

Progress to the semi-final would see them face a difficult two-legged tie against Hibernian, which will prove a stern test for McCall’s side who have struggled with consistency this season.

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