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Miller warns Scottish Championship: Warburton only rated Rangers 6/10 against Hibernian

The former Scotland international has shown that Mark Warburton has high standards for Rangers to be playing at this season.

In what could be seen as a warning for the rest of the Scottish Championship, Rangers forward Kenny Miller has told the club website that Ibrox boss Mark Warburton was less than happy with the performance in the recent 6-2 Challenge Cup win at Hibernian.

Alan Stubbs' side are sure to be one of the Gers' rivals for promotion in the coming season, so for Rangers to go to Easter Road, and smash Hibs 6-2 after falling a goal behind in Warburton's first competitive match in charge, shows that the Glaswegian outfit have high standards for their second, and hopefully final season in the Scottish second tier.

"We’re delighted with the result, but the performance could probably have been a little bit better," Miller admitted on the Rangers website.

“We showed at the end we can hurt teams going forward with the way we play.

“Again though, we’re still looking to get better, and the manager only gave us a five or a six out of 10.”

“To come here and win though when maybe not playing as we would have liked, is hopefully a good sign.”

Though there were defensive lapses for Rangers, especially in the first half, the Light Blues were outstanding going forward, and there won't be many sides that could withstand such an attacking show, in any Scottish division.

If, as Miller said, that performance was a six out of ten at best, then the Gers will likely be a force to be reckoned with in the coming few months as they seek to make it back to the Scottish Premiership, while a cup final may not be out of the question either.

Because once Warburton's players get more comfortable with his playing style, and can turn in performances that the former Brentford boss would label top class, there will be little stopping the Glasgow giants.

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