Miller makes admission over Rangers squad amid new signings

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Rangers have brought in a number of players this summer.

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Rangers striker Kenny Miller says his side needed to bring in a number of new players this summer as he felt the existing squad wasn’t being pushed hard enough last term, Herald Scotland report.

The Gers secured promotion back to the Scottish Premiership last season as they capped a solid debut campaign for boss Mark Warburton with a league and cup victory.

Despite showing signs of potential with a yougn squad last term, as many as eight new players have been signed by the Glasgow club this summer with a number of those experienced professionals.

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

Miller, commenting on his side’s transfer activity, says the influx of new players has been necessary as he felt that a number of his Rangers teammates took their places for granted last term.

“We needed better numbers and we needed experienced numbers. Last year most people could probably have picked seven, eight or even nine who were going to play most weeks,” Miller told Herald Scotland.

“I felt last season there were a number of players who took their place for granted. They knew that no matter what happened they would be playing. We have addressed that now.”

General view of Ibrox - Rangers

Among the players to arrive at Ibrox include Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Niko Kranjcar and controversial midfielder Joey Barton following his decision to leave Burnley despite helping the club win promotion.

Rangers now have a good balance between exciting youth and experienced leaders, and there is every chance that more players could follow as Warburton seeks to further strengthen the squad.

The Gers will be expected to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season, and the presence of the ever-improving Aberdeen and Hearts will no doubt add to the competition’s excitement.

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