Kenny Miller explains why Rangers can be so confident about meeting expectations this season

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Mark Warburton is preparing his Glasgow Rangers side for their first season in the Scottish Premiership for several years.

Rangers' Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller has reiterated to Rangers' official website that winning the Scottish Premiership title is the target this season, before explaining why the team can be positive about achieving that goal.

The Gers are preparing for their return to the top flight after four seasons away, and Mark Warburton has taken little time to bolster his squad for the new campaign, having already added seven new players to his ranks, including the likes of Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Niko Kranjcar. 

Burnley's Joey Barton

And Miller believes that the additions to the squad, as well as the progress that they have made in the early part of pre-season, has confirmed that they stand a very good chance of meeting their expectations for the term.

"With the right additions in the right positions then I have always said we would have an opportunity to challenge this year because there is no other goal," he told the official website.

"It's not a case of consolidation, it's not a case of top six or European football, it's win the league is the goal.

"So I think the signings we have made and the work we have done so far is a real sign that that is going to be the case."

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in action

With Warburton getting a large chunk of business done so early, it will provide him with a lot more time to concentrate on integrating the new signings into the system that gave them have so much success last season.

Making seven signings would have undoubtedly been a risk as it could have unsettled the harmony within the team as several of the men that proved key to their promotion bid last year would have been concerned for their chances of remaining key parts of the team. 

However, those players have more than long enough to stake a claim to be just as influential this term, while Warburton has enough time to make a proper assessment of his options, and subsequently, make the final additions that he feels will enable the side to challenge for the title. 

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

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