A great thing for ‘a wee guy from Castlemilk’

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Nine-in-a-row hero Charlie Miller admits he is looking towards Ibrox with a heavy heart as the club he loves lurches from one crisis to another.

Taking part in a question and answer session alongside fellow Light Blues legend Derek Ferguson in the packed out Lewis and Harris Rangers Supporters Club in Stornoway, Miller spoke of the difficulty in seeing Rangers struggling so much, one and off the field.

Lewis and Harris Rangers Supporters Club manager John Macinnes rolled out the blue carpet for another pair of prized guests which ensured another stellar night for Hebridean Bears.

Miller boasts a proud undefeated Old Firm record of 12 games played against Old Firm rivals Celtic without a single defeat.

And Ferguson, big brother to ex-Gers skipper Barry, made his senior Rangers debut at just 15-years-old in a testimonal for Tom Forsyth in 1983 and his competitive debut followed shortly after in the 1983/1984 season. The pair regaled tales of the glory days for the Ibrox side to a full house who were gripped and thrilled by stories from two great era’s in the history of the Gers - both the 1980s and 1990s.

“John Macinnes asked me to come up and take part in a question and answer session and I was happy to do so,” he said.

“Derek and I came up to tell a few stories and it was a really great night.”

Miller booted his way into Rangers folklore on May 7, 1997 with one cultured swing of his left boot when he whipped in a cross which was headed home by Brian Laudrup for the

goal which sealed nine-in-a-row.

“It was great to be part of it and although I’d have liked to have played a bigger part in it,” said Miller.

“I did make the cross which Brian Laudrup headed in to seal nine-in-a-row which is a big part but I wish I had played more games up to that part but I played my little part and it was a pleasure to be part of it. “Nine-in-a-row was an amazing achievement for me, a wee guy from Castlemilk, playing in one of the greatest nights in Rangers history. It was wonderful to be part of it. Those were great times.”

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