Smith impressed by Miller
New signing wins seal of approval from Rangers boss
Last Updated: July 13, 2008 8:31pm
Miller: Back in Scotland
Rangers boss Walter Smith was left pleased with his first impressions of Kenny Miller following the striker's second debut for the club.
Miller's summer switch from Derby saw him become only the second player to cross the Old Firm divide twice and was greeted with less than enthusiasm from a number of the Ibrox faithful.
Smith has called for tolerance and patience and after watching the new boy in action during Sunday's 1-0 win at German fourth division side Preussen Munster, is confident his £2million signing will win over the sceptics.
"It's really about the performance at this stage, although you always want to win the game as well," Smith said.
"The first half was fairly even but we had the majority of possession in the second and created a number of opportunities that we never took.
"With that said, Kenny did well for the team and had two or three really good chances that he might have converted.
"He hit the post just after the break and, all in all, played very well in his first outing for the side.
"We are happy enough with the outcome of the game and although we picked up one or two injuries, I would hope they're not serious."
New signing Kyle Lafferty and last season's star man Carlos Cuellar sat out the game through injury but Smith hopes to have them back during their three-game spell in Germany.
"Kyle hurt his back in training this morning and had spasms so he was left out," Smith added.
"I don't know if he'll be fit for Wednesday's game at Sportfreunde Lotte or not.
"Carlos has a little bit of a calf problem. It is tight but nothing more than that so we are taking precautions with him too.
"If he ends up missing Wednesday's match, I think he will be okay for Saturday's meeting with Schalke."