Rangers will be promoted this season, says Ray Wilkins

Former Rangers midfielder Wilkins wants to see the Gers playing Celtic.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former midfielder Ray Wilkins has expressed his belief that the Gers will be promoted this season, which can only be good news for Scottish football.

When asked if Rangers will be in the top flight next season, Wilkins said: “Yes they will, most definitely. And it will be something that the rest of the league will be happy about, because Scottish football right now needs a bit of a pick up. You are desperate for Celtic and Rangers to be playing [each other].”

The Gers are flying high in the Scottish Championship at the moment, with summer managerial appointment Mark Warburton leading the team to 11 wins from 11 games this season.

They have scored 34 goals and conceded just six, and there is an eight point gap between Rangers and second placed side Hibs.

Wilkins shares the same view as many fans, that the Gers are of course set to win promotion this season, and the former Chelsea midfielder believes that is the best outcome for Scottish football.

Celtic have held too much dominance over the Premiership since Rangers were liquidated, and the lack of competition has negatively impacted their performances in Europe.

The level of football has decreased since Rangers had to start again form League Two, and seeing them back in the top flight would do much to ensure a competitive league starts again.

Competition is needed to improve, and Celtic will benefit from having an actual title rival to fight with in the Premiership.

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