KENNY MILLER is convinced that Rangers topping the Premiership is ominous for the rest of the league and has backed his old club to see off all challengers and clinch back-to-back titles this season.

The Ibrox men eventually overcame 10-man Hibernian to ease to a 2-1 victory and return themselves back to the summit after undefeated Hearts had deposed them 24 hours earlier.

It was a result that also ended Hibs’ unbeaten run when a win would have seen the Easter Road outfit move into first.

It is very early days in the campaign but hopes are high that the capital duo can continue their impressive starts and maintain a battle at the top.

But Miller reckons the fact Rangers are out in front, despite still searching for form, is a sign Steven Gerrard’s team can go all the way again this season.

The former Light Blues striker said: “If there was ever a year when someone could maybe put in a challenge I feel it’s this year.

“Celtic are going through a transition period, Rangers are not quite at the top of their game.

“But, for me, that would maybe be a bit of a worry if I was everybody else. They’re not at the top of their game but they’re getting the job done and they’re top of the league.

“They’re the same team and the same squad, and there’s no doubt at some point they’re going to hit top gear.

“If that happens and they’re still sitting top or they’re a little bit clear at the top then it might be another title heading to Ibrox.

“It’s looking good at the moment and it’s interesting. Hearts and Hibs are at the top and fighting away, and are in some really good form and both are really good teams.

“So, it will be interesting. But my prediction would be that Rangers will be too strong over the piece for anybody else in the league.”

Rangers’ next test a week on Saturday is another top-of-the-table encounter at home to Hearts, who are only a point adrift in second.

Miller has been impressed with the Jambos’ return to the top-flight and admits a win for Robbie Neilson’s side would set the cat amongst the pigeons.

He added to Sky Sports: “It’s one game but it’s an opportunity for Hearts. It was the same on Sunday. If Hibs had won they would have gone top of the league and if Hearts can win they’ll go top of the league.

“It puts a different spin on the league table if you look at it and see a different team at the top, other than Rangers or Celtic.

“You’ll be nine games in, almost a quarter of the way through the season, so it would probably be a situation that’s not been seen too often over the last 15 or 20 years.

“It would be interesting to see and would put on a little bit of pressure.

“But there’s a long, long way to go and I think over the piece Rangers will just be too strong.”