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Miller trusts Caixinha to end Rangers' malaise

By Andy Newport

The Scottish Premiership table provides all the evidence needed of Rangers' troubles following their 5-1 hammering by Celtic at Ibrox, according to Kenny Miller.

The veteran Gers striker, continuing as captain in the absence of injured Lee Wallace, scored the late consolation goal as Pedro Caixinha's men suffered a Hoops humiliation on Saturday.

The 37-year-old attacker, who signed a new one-year deal on Friday which takes him to 2018, admitted to being "bored" talking about Rangers needing to be more competitive and pointed to the table to help make his point.

He said: "The manager will assess where he needs to strengthen, that is not for me to say but you just need to look at the league table.

"We seem to get carried away because of where we have been in the past, always used to being up there, being successful, winning trophies and challenging Celtic.

"If Aberdeen had won they would have gone 12 points clear of us. So you need to look at the league table to see how much work is to be done and how much better we need to be next year."

Celtic have won five and drawn one of six Old Firm games this season, the first of which was a 5-1 win at Parkhead in September.

It did not escape Miller's notice that, of Brendan Rodgers' signings since he took over from Ronny Deila as Celtic boss last summer, only Sinclair and Moussa Dembele are regular starters and the French striker missed Saturday through injury.

The former Celtic player said: "You only need to look at them to see the difference a few players make.

"There is no doubt we need to strengthen, we need to be better.

"But to start thinking you need to sign a whole new team, there is no proof that that is going to be the answer."

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