Published: 04/07/2014 10:10 - Updated: 04/07/2014 10:30

Rangers enjoy Miller time in Buckie

FORMER Scotland international Kenny Miller got his first goal on his return to Rangers in a 3-0 friendly win at Buckie Thistle on Thursday night.

Buckie defender Iain Macrae challenges Rangers striker Nicky Clark. Photo by Eric Cormack.
Buckie defender Iain Macrae challenges Rangers striker Nicky Clark. Photo by Eric Cormack.

A 2,000 crowd at Victoria Park saw the Highland League side give the Glasgow giants a good game.

However, two first half goals from Callum Gallagher and Miller's second half strike sealed a comfortable win.

Buckie President Garry Farquhar said: “Everyone pulled together. We have had big games before but Rangers are a massive club."

“We had fantastic co-operation from the police and the coastguards supplied the first aiders."

Liam Baxter had a great chance to put the Jags ahead in the first half when a mistake by Lee McCulloch gave him a clear sight of goal but he delayed his shot and the chance was snuffed out.

Stuart Hodge had a terrific effort late on when he fired a shot just over the bar for the home side.

Buckie Manager Gary Hake said: “It was a great occasion. It is not often Rangers come to town and I thought we acquitted ourselves quite well.

“The lads all did themselves, the club and the town proud.

“You can see how sharp they are and the mobility that Rangers have got. They will definitely be in the Scottish Premiership after next season. They are a Premiership outfit with the quality they have got and they still have Kris Boyd to come into the side.

For a picture special from the big game see 'The Scot' print version next Friday.

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