ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes admitted a “crazy” spell saw his team crash 3-0 to Rangers at Pittodrie this afternoon.
The Ibrox side scored three quickfire goals late in the game to move nine points behind the Dons in the race for second place.
McInnes said: “I thought we were doing well and controlling the second-half.
“And then came a crazy four or five minutes and we end up losing.
“We made mistakes and with Kenny Miller’s quality, he will punish you.
“Their keeper made some good saves to keep us out when the game was goalless.
“Now we have to recgroup and get back on track and also look to make an impact in the Scottish Cup.”
Miller, out of contract in the summer, rifled in two goals inside two minutes, but admitted he still doesn’t know if he has a tuture at Ibrox.
The 37-year-old striker, who made a point of going over to the Rangers fans to celebrate rather than go to Pedro Caixinha at the dug-out, said: “There’s nothing new to report on that front.
“I don’t know if these goals will make a difference.”
Substutute Joe Dodoo, who set up the second goal, netted the third and then rattled the crossbar in the fading moments.
The goal rush began in the 79th minute when the Dons looked the likelier team to win the match.
Ash Taylor miscontrolled a pass into the box, the ball fell to Martyn Waghorn whose close-range shot was pushed away by Joe Lewis and Miller first-timed the ball into the roof of the net.
The visitors scored again, profiting on an Anthony O’Connor mistake, when Miller raced through to tuck a low effort into the corner.
Dodoo put the seal on the victory by scoring the third in the 83rd minute as he cut inisde Shay Logan and rolled the ball past a static Lewis.