KENNY MILLER has admitted that Rangers are suffering from a lack of confidence, but he insists his former side deserves credit for bouncing back in the Scottish Premiership.

The Ibrox outfit have been on the end of a number of heavy defeats in recent weeks in the Champions League and they also lost 4-0 at the hands of rivals Celtic at the beginning of September.

Since then though, Rangers have bounced back in the league to claw back the title race and they are currently just two points behind Ange Postecoglou's Hoops.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Miller said: "It has not been great performances by Rangers. 

"But the positive side of that is that they are still getting the job done. Since that 4-0 heavy defeat to Celtic, they have won their last four league games.

"They have got themselves back into the league title race. They are only two points behind Celtic.

"There is a positive to it as well. At Motherwell at 2-0 it was pretty comfortable, then you concede to the free-kick, it just makes you a bit nervy going into the last 10-15 minutes of the game. 

"They got the job done, they got the three points. They had to respond after a big win for Celtic the day before."

Miller was also asked if Rangers lacked an identity under the leadership of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

He continued: "I would say no. When Gio first came in you could see a clear identity and little changes to the way he played compared to Steven Gerrard.

"What they are suffering from at the minute is a lot of heavy defeats in Europe. That Celtic game was also a heavy defeat.

"As a team and as individuals, they just look like they are lacking confidence at the moment.

"They are still getting wins. These are guys who got to the Europa League final last year and put on so many wonderful performances.

"They are not bad players. They are just suffering a wee bit at the moment for whatever reason."