Kenny Millar praises Martyn Waghorn following victory over Dumbarton

Rangers' Kenny Miller is brought down for a penalty by Dumbarton's Gregor Buchanan
Rangers' Kenny Miller is brought down for a penalty by Dumbarton's Gregor Buchanan

Rangers forward Kenny Miller recognised that Saturday’s narrow win over Dumbarton was not exactly the prettiest or most impressive display of the season – but was quick to point out that there were two teams on the park.

“It was very, very hard to break them down – particularly in the first-half. They worked very hard and we perhaps didn’t move the ball as quickly as we can,” said Kenny.

Miller played the full 90 minutes for the first time in a month – and was quick to pay tribute to fellow striker Martyn Waghorn whilst at the same time analysing the most recent win in critical mode.

“We always felt that if we kept going the chances would come,” he said.

“It was a bit of magic from Martyn to get the first goal – but I felt after that we could have had a few more goals.

“Playing against 10 men for the last 15 or 20 minutes you would have expected us to get a couple more. It was disappointing to lose a penalty at the end.”

Kenny remained positive about the end result however.

He added; “It was a hard day – but it’s still another three points. We’re moving forward and we’re getting better.”

Meanwhile Mark Warburton acknowledged that despite the result, Saturday was not one of Rangers’ more impressive displays.

“This is a tough place to come. Dumbarton were very well organised and worked really hard. We’re delighted to get the three points,” he said.

“In the first half we were a little bit sloppy in the final third in terms of maintaining our shape.

“Teams are working very, very hard to try and stop us, and I think that’s having an effect as we go beyond the hour mark in games as we get more space and more time, and we can hurt teams.

“We had to be patient - and the key thing was to keep moving the ball.

“We had to make them work, and by doing that hopefully as the game progresses and concentration is lost, we can punish them accordingly.”