KENNY MILLER is pleased with the progress that Rangers have made in pre-season as the countdown continues to the new campaign.

Boss Pedro Caixinha has been putting his side through their paces for the last fortnight at Auchenhowie ahead of the Light Blues’ return to competitive action on June 29.

The Portuguese has added five players to his squad already and there are another handful still to come before the Gers kick-off in the Europa League.

Miller got his first 45 minutes of the season under his belt as the helped the Light Blues to a 5-0 win over Coleraine on Thursday afternoon.

And the striker reckons Rangers are in good shape going into their third week of training after a short summer break.

“We’ve not had to do too much tough, hard running in terms of getting our level of fitness back as we’ve not really lost much,” he told

“I’m sure the majority of lads like myself did a run or two over the course of that short break just to keep the legs ticking over.

“Everyone has come back in decent nick and while it is hard, it’s football hard where we are attacking hard how the manager wants to play and we are then recovering quickly in transition to attacks which requires a lot of hard work, but it’s relevant stuff to how we are wanting to approach this season.

“Running from here to there or doing four minute runs has a place to get a base level of fitness, but it’s different when you’re out there on a park and you have 90 minutes to play it’s a different type of running an a different fitness that’s required.

“It’s a football fitness and it’s what we’ve all been training on since the first day we came back in, and that was a triple session which was basically all that kind of work. In two weeks’ time we should be in a good place ready to attack the qualifiers.”