Miller relishing Old Firm clash
Gers ace eager for another crack at city rivals
Last Updated: December 31, 2010 9:30am
Miller: Relishing derby clash
Rangers striker Kenny Miller is relishing taking on old foes Celtic in the hugely-anticipated Old Firm derby on Sunday.
The Light Blues have already enjoyed success against their arch-enemies following a controversial 3-1 victory at Parkhead earlier in the campaign.
Miller had a day to remember against his former club by scoring a brace and he has been looking forward to this weekend's clash for some time.
"I look forward to the games for a good month or six weeks beforehand," Miller told the club's official website.
"They are special fixtures and I love playing in them and I've been fortunate that I've managed to get on the scoresheet in the games quite regularly since I came back.
"I love these games and I just look forward to them. Maybe it's through experience of playing through them and knowing what's at stake in them.
"Some people maybe come into their first or second derby, or they are a bit younger, and it might affect them.
"Maybe they are not expecting the atmosphere or the pace of the game because it is frantic, especially at the start of a game. But I look forward to them and that's something that will never change."
With Rangers idle midweek after their game at St Johnstone was postponed due to the weather, Celtic's win over Motherwell allowed them to move top of the SPL heading into the Old Firm derby.
Miller added: "At the end of the day, it's probably going to be Rangers and Celtic or Celtic and Rangers at the top of the league.
"They are your main rivals and not just your main rivals for the title but also your main city rivals. It's a big, big derby and you want to win those games.
"It's either an opportunity to claw points back or go more points ahead so there is always an added importance to these fixtures because of the standings in the league."