Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he can’t see anything other than promotion this season for Rangers.
The Gers narrowly missed out on a place in the top flight last time round, with defeat at the hands of Motherwell, which kept them confined to the second flight of Scottish football.
However, Warnock feels that Mark Warburton shouldn’t have any real problems getting the side back into a division where they arguably belong, which will create a number of positive possibilities for the football club.
“They’re going to be in the top two. They’re guaranteed that in that division but it’s not going to be straight forward,” he told talkSPORT.
“Mark’s bringing in one or two players that he knows which is quite right, it’s just that little bit of quality – You’ve got to say that they’re going to go up.”
Clever business by Warburton
The gaffer signing players he already knows and players who know him is a clever idea, because it gives him a better chance of hitting the ground running at the football club.
It’s different for a manager signing players he doesn’t already know on a professional level because that trust and partnership has to develop.
It’s also clever business by the Rangers boss because it helps him to get his message across quicker and more effectively in terms of tactics and the way he wants the team to play.
Rangers must go up this season
Warburton is under massive pressure because Rangers simply have to be promoted into the top flight of Scottish football.
It’s integral for the club for financial reasons and because of the greater quality it will expose the players to, which will make them a more refined team.