FORMER Rangers striker Kenny Miller believes the Scottish FA felt compelled to impose a ban on goalkeeper Allan McGregor after taking no action over the incident with Celtic defender Kris Ajer.

Rangers and Scotland number one McGregor has failed to overturn his retrospective two-game suspension after being cited for his studs-up challenge on Lewis Ferguson during Gers’ recent 4-2 victory at Aberdeen.

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That decision prompted Ibrox club to issue a statement calling for a review of the ‘flawed’ disciplinary system.

However, Dundee marksman Miller believes his former team-mate, who appeared to kick out at Ajer in last September’s Old Firm clash, was in the wrong.

Miller said: “I thought the ban would remain, I can see what the defence would be but if it was against me I would be expecting some sort kind of action to be taken.

“Allan has been involved in a couple of situations like that this year, you think of the Ajer one against Celtic – he got away with that one a wee bit.

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“I think the fact that he has already been involved in two or three situations this season that they’ve had to have a look at it. Maybe this was the one in the FA’s eyes that they’ve had to uphold.

“I can see what the defence could have been with regards to the Lewis Ferguson incident, trying to protect himself against an oncoming player.”