LEE MILLER insists there will be no fear factor for Falkirk when they bid to upset the odds against Rangers

The Bairns will host Steven Gerrard’s side in the Betfred Cup later this month as the Gers enter the competition at the last 16 stage

Miller was part of the Falkirk squad that beat Rangers twice during the 2015/16 Championship campaign. 

It will be a far tougher assignment for the Championship outfit this time around as Gerrard sets his sights on his first silverware at Ibrox. 

But Bairns boss Miller believes his side are more than capable of going head-to-head with what is likely to be a much-changed Light Blues line-up. 

“The atmosphere was incredible in those two games,” Miller told the Falkirk Herald.

“They were great games to be involved in. It was the surprise element.

"We are not expected to win these games, so there’s no pressure at all.

"You play with the shackles off and you just go and play your own game.

"We’ll have a game plan in place and we’ll take it into that game and we’ll see what happens.

"The boys are looking forward to it, and there’s a real good spirit in the training camp just now.

"You can see the boys are buzzing about it.

"Training has been really good, of a high standard and with loads of energy in it.

"You want to test yourself against the best teams. We are no different from anybody else.

"It will be a good test for us because they’re obviously the in-form team in the country just now.

"I think they will make changes obviously, with them having Benfica through the week, but it will still be a high calibre of player playing against us.

"A lot of the boys haven’t played against the Old Firm in their careers yet so it will be good for them.

“Our squad hasn’t got that fear factor. They don’t fear anybody. They just go out and play.

"Whoever they are playing against, they are up for it and they’ve got a game plan in place.

"Yes, they’ll be nervous, but nervous energy is good going into a game."