Mark Warburton is returning the fear factor to Rangers, says Richard Gough

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The Rangers legend is pleased with the progress being made by the new Gers boss.

Richard Gough, a member of the Rangers side who famously won nine league titles in a row between 1988 and 1997, has praised the job being done by Mark Warburton and feels that the fear factor is slowly returning to teams visiting Ibrox.

In quotes published by the Daily Record, Gough said: “I feel that fear factor coming back but you only get that by winning games at Ibrox by four or five.

“Rangers could have won 10-0 against Peterhead. Their keeper had five outstanding saves and Rangers missed opportunities… If you start beating teams by six or seven goals to nil here then that creates a fear factor.”

Gough also talked up the Gers' chances of silverware, citing Warburton’s defensive recruitment as a key factor:

He added: “Rangers can win a trophy this season, 100 per cent. You need good fortune but you see Inverness and St Johnstone doing it.

"There’s always a chance in cups but promotion is hugely important. Graeme Souness said ‘good teams are built from the back’ … Mark has done something similar. His defence looks strong,” said Gough.

The signs have all been positive this summer for Rangers and the sense of anticipation around the club is palpable.

Warburton has been decisive in identifying his transfer targets and the board have been proactive in getting deals over the line.

The former Brentford boss has said all the right things, in terms of entertaining the Ibrox crowd, and there is real optimism that this coming season will bring about success via an attractive style of play.

Bumps in the road will likely appear for Warburton and co soon enough, but the foundations are there for a sustained upward trajectory, and there is little doubt that Rangers have the right man at the helm.

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