Rangers star Kenny Miller highlights importance of defeating St Johnstone

Rangers take on St Johnstone in the League Cup this week.

Rangers host St Johnstone at Ibrox on Tuesday evening, and Kenny Miller has told the Daily Record why defeating the Premiership opposition is important after their run of Championship victories.

The veteran striker said: “We’ve been talking about statements every week when we come to places like Dumbarton, Alloa and Hibs. Winning 11 games in a row is a big statement. But Tuesday night is a chance to show we are ready for any opposition we get in the cups.”

Rangers have started this season in exceptional form, with 11 wins from 11 games, although there are still doubts about their actual brilliance considering the level of opposition they have been playing.

Whilst defeating Championship opposition every week is one thing, it is another to host a top flight side and prove that you can match them on the field of play, and that is what Rangers will be hoping to do this week.

A victory over St Johnstone would not only keep the Gers in the League Cup, as well as continue their impressive unbeaten run, but it would prove that Mark Warburton has built a side who are ready for the top flight, with promotion a likely occurrence this term.

Rangers will enter the game in strong form and with momentum behind them, and if Warburton’s men can continue their run against top flight opposition, it will do much to prove that the Gers are back in the big time.

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