David Weir explains what Mark Warburton has realised since becoming Rangers manager

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David Weir has discussed Mark Warburton's start to life at Rangers.

Rangers assistant boss David Weir has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Mark Warburton has realised how important the club are since taking charge.

The Gers decided to move on from Stuart McCall at the end of last season, and pulled off something of a coup by luring Warburton up to Ibrox, following his departure from Brentford.

So far, Warburton has been a roaring success, winning 12 of 13 games in the Scottish Championship this season, with Rangers the clear favourites to win the title and claim promotion to the top flight.

Warburton has earned plenty of plaudits so far this term, and he has been given superb assistance by former Rangers defender David Weir, who also worked alongside him at Brentford.

Weir, 45, made over 200 appearances for Rangers as a player, and is now back at Ibrox to help Warburton adjust to life with Rangers.

Now, speaking to The Scottish Sun, Weir has admitted that he believes Warburton has now realised the significance of the project in front of him, and has found out just how important Rangers are - five months to the day since Warburton took the job.

"This is a massive project and I think he has realised the significance of it and the size of it and what it possibly can be," said Weir. "I think he has realised the significance of the club and how much it means to so many people and the importance of it. In Glasgow you can’t get away from it. When you are not in Glasgow you just hear about it but when you are here you are living it every day," he added.

Rangers fans are used to fighting for the Scottish Premiership title and participating in European competition, so whilst Warburton is enjoying great success right now, supporters will have lofty expectations in the coming years - and Warburton must prove that he can deal with those expectations if he is to enjoy a long career in the Ibrox dugout.

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