Kenny Miller has outlined his ambitious goals for Rangers as he prepares to start his third spell with the club following his move from the MLS.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, the 34-year-old Ibrox hero has revealed his intention to help fire his club to back-to-back Scottish titles after re-signing following a spell with Vancouver Whitecaps.
It is a bold claim that is likely to elicit ridicule from the Glasgow club’s city neighbours Celtic, who have cruised to two successive Premiership titles since Rangers’s liquidation in 2012.
But Miller is aiming to end his career with the 54-time domestic league champions - who were forced to reform in the bottom of tier of Scottish football in 2012 – but not before collecting one last Premiership winners’ medal at the Bhoys' expense.
One last hurrah
Miller said: “That’s the aim for me. To be back at the top of Scottish football where we belong. To top things off would be to win the league back in the Premiership.
“Rangers shouldn’t go into any competition thinking they’re second best so that’s what we’ll be aiming for next year if we get there.”
Miller is nothing if not an optimist, as it is sure to take a monumental effort for the beleaguered side to even make it back to the SPL next season, given that they’ll be competing with the likes of Hearts and Hibernian for automatic promotion.
The Glasgow giants’ title credentials will be immediately assessed in the Championship, as they face an opening weekend clash with the former on August 10.
But with 67 goals in 147 appearances in his first two spells with Rangers, he’s a striker just as likely to back his words up on the pitch.
The standard of competition will be amongst the highest ever for the second tier of Scottish football in 2014/15, with a serious chance that Miller’s confident predictions could come back to bite him.
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