Barry Ferguson has written in The Daily Record that Rangers can challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Celtic have won the league title in the Scottish top flight for the past four years and are favourites to make it five in a row this term.
Rangers are currently playing in the Scottish Championship at the moment, but they have made a strong start to the 2015-16 campaign and are favourites to win the title and gain automatic promotion to the Premiership.
The Gers’ chairman, Dave King, recently told The Daily Record: “My feeling, sitting here today, is we can start next season INTENDING to win the Premier League. Celtic are strong and experienced but I think we should start the season with that intention.”
Former Rangers midfielder Ferguson has backed King’s assertion and has written in The Daily Record: “Where I do agree with King, however, is in his statement he’ll make available finance to give Warburton five new players to challenge Celtic if Rangers are in the top league next season.
“He’s bang on if he reckons Rangers can have a real go next season. The way they’re playing tells me they are capable.”
“If Warburton can get in five or six new faces who are capable of going straight into the first team there’s no doubt Rangers can mount a serious challenge, although there’s no doubt Aberdeen, Hearts and Celtic, of course, will be waiting for them,” added Ferguson.
Thinking too far ahead?
Celtic are the best club side in Scotland and have the best squad. Rangers do have a good bunch of players, but first they need to prove that they are good enough for the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Warburton’s side have won all six of their Scottish Championship matches this season and are favourites to clinch the title and get promoted.
Until that is done, there is no point in discussing about the Gers’ chances of challenging for the Premiership title next season.