KENNY MILLER believes a return to the top tier of Scottish football for Rangers will lead to Scotland call-ups for his Ibrox team-mates who have been overlooked by Gordon Strachan for the upcoming international challenge matches.

Despite Rangers' commanding position in the Ladbrokes Championship and promotion almost achieved, no Rangers players were included by the Scotland manager in the two squads for the March double-headers against Czech Republic and Denmark.

Miller, with 69 caps and 18 goals for Scotland, a superb record for a striker who more often than not played up front on his own, was prouder than most to represent his country and he would love to see some of his younger team-mates get their chance.

"We're happy we have these guys in the Rangers team," said Miller. "Everybody knows the quality they bring to the club. I have no doubt they will definitely be on his [Strachan's] radar. There are probably a few others who could potentially be on the radar too. I know John McGinn [Hibernian midfielder named in squad for Denmark game] has made it playing at this level, but potentially this level is going against us.

“But I am sure these lads will definitely be on Gordon’s radar because you can't keep performing the way they have been performing and not be.

"Even at this level, you can see the way that Lee Wallace is playing. Jason Holt has been outstanding, Andy Halliday in the position that he has been playing is another one and obviously Barrie McKay is in the set-up and, if he can stand out with the 21s, it's the natural progression."

Back at Ibrox for a third time after a spell in Canada, Miller could have opted to stay in Vancouver to see out his playing days, but felt he could not stay away and watch Rangers continue to struggle.

"When I came back to Rangers I wanted to play a part in getting us back to where we belonged and play my part in getting us back to the top of Scottish football," said Miller. "That's firmly my focus. But for us to do that we need to make sure we take care of what we have to do this season."

Winning the Scottish Cup was never on the agenda. It is, however, a possibility and in such an odd season, would it really be a huge surprise if a Championship side won the final?

Celtic, of course, stand in the way, and while they will be overwhelming favourites, the fact Rangers may get to Hampden already promoted would help their cause come April 17.

Miller said: "I wouldn't say it's important to wrap it up before the Celtic game, although we want to win it as soon as we can, but if we can win the games, it will be all done. We're just looking to win every game, starting with Falkirk next week.

"The gaffer [Mark Warburton] won't allow distractions. He's said all along and it's no cliché, that when the game is done then all the focus goes on to the next game, whether it be Celtic or Falkirk, like it is next week.

“Everything is about next week, we are looking for a big performance there and another three points.

"If the Celtic game produces an extra edge then it will be great because we are playing some fantastic stuff and if we can add another couple of per cent than it will be superb."

Miller has won, lost and scored in plenty of derbies, for both sides of the great divide, so if any of the English players in particular are wondering why there is so much hype over a game which is a month away, then they can turn to the dressing room’s elder statesman.

Miller said: "The guys who were here last year know that we were talking about the game for three months before it! The manager and Davie Weir are fully aware of how big a game it is but we have a lot of work to do before then and we have a league title to win before then.

"David was here for five years and he's experienced everything there is to experience up here and won everything there is to win. I'm sure he's made the manager fully aware of what it is.

“But I don't think there is anyone in football who hasn't seen an Old Firm game and isn't aware of what comes with it.”