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Steven Naismith comments on Rangers manager Mark Warburton, suggests why he is so impressed

Everton's Steven Naismith is impressed with the early work of Mark Warburton at Rangers.

Everton forward Steven Naismith believes new Rangers manager Mark Warburton and his assistant manager David Weir - Naismith's former Gers skipper - is laying the foundations for future success at the Ibrox Stadium.

The former Light Blues player was quick to praise the close consideration being paid to the club's youth structures, as well as Warburton’s decision to reinstate a scouting network at the club.

As Naismith suggests, it is this level of attention to detail - which the new coaching duo are undoubtedly already showing - that will allow the Gers to one day topple Celtic from their perch at the summit of Scottish football.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: "I think for everybody they [Warburton and Weir] have been a breath of fresh air."

"They have worked tirelessly up until now to build foundations so they can move on for years to come. It is not just a quick fix.”

"They have taken their time in terms of the signings, signed good prospects and people who complement each other.”

“In the background they are working so hard to make sure that all the way down to youth level they are playing the right way, the same way, and learning.”

"It has been a fantastic appointment so far and I think the results show that."

Although early days, the Warburton-Weir era at Rangers has been a resounding success.

Indeed, the former Brentford boss and his new assistant have made a rampant opening to life in Glasgow, with their side netting on 19 occasions on their way to five straight victories in all competitions.

Currently the club sit third in the Scottish Championship, having won both of their opening two league encounters, ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Hibernian.

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