Kenny Miller gives disappointing assessment of Rangers’ performance levels

Kenny Miller is well aware that Rangers did not perform to the best of their abilities in the play-offs.

The Gers fell to Motherwell in the play-off final to a 6-1 aggregate defeat, and Miller has told the Evening Times that performance levels were far below what they should have been.

35-year-old Miller said: “So, as I say, we were disappointed for them at how things turn out in the end. Having said that, we were just as disappointed for ourselves as well. Our performance levels weren't as good as we had hoped they would be. It just didn't fall for us up front. We created chances in the first leg and didn't take them. We paid a high price for that.”

Miller’s assessment is certainly a frank one, but one that is hard to disagree with.

Having played so well in the play-off quarter- and semi-finals to overcome Queen of the South and Hibs, falling at the final hurdle was a tough outcome for Rangers.

Truthfully, the Light Blues never got going against Motherwell, and that was a disappointment, with many believing they would go all the way to secure promotion.

However, they were facing a side far better than them, and the play-offs are scheduled to aid the side already in the top flight.

Yet they had the quality to defeat Motherwell, and individual mistakes on the day led to a poor team performance, rounded off by Bilel Mohsni’s attack on Lee Erwin at the end of the tie.

Rangers have to endure another season in the Championship, and although they are likely to be favourites to win promotion, it was proven this year that the Championship provides a big challenge, and the Light Blues will need to be at the top of their game all term if they want to get back to the top flight.

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