Rangers manager Stuart McCall has admitted to BBC Sportsound that his side will be third best in the Scottish Premiership if they got promoted.
It will not be easy for the Glasgow outfit to negotiate what will be a tricky few knockout games, but McCall insists that his team will be able to compete if they returned to the Premiership.
However, the Scot has admitted that Rangers are not equipped enough to challenge for the title and will be behind bitter rivals Celtic and Aberdeen in the standings.
"If you look at Hamilton this season, top three until they lost their three best players, Dundee have finished top six," McCall told BBC Sportsound. "If we were in the Premiership we would do well."
"I believe if we were in the Championship next year we would get things right and bounce straight up," added the 50-year-old.
"If we got promoted, there might be a long way to go before we're challenging Celtic and possibly Aberdeen to maybe an extent."
While many Rangers could be disappointed with McCall’s comments, the fact is that what he is saying is the truth.
The Gers could not even win the Championship, and that shows that they do not have the quality that the likes of Celtic and Aberdeen do.
It will not be easy for Rangers to start challenging for the Premiership title right away, as they will probably need a couple of years to earn enough revenue to attract the best players.
As things stand, Celtic will be the top favourites to win the league for the next two or three years at least.