Steven Naismith discusses former club Rangers, raves about Warburton's Ibrox revolution

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Steven Naismith is impressed with Mark Warburton's work at Rangers.

Everton forward Steven Naismith has told The Scottish Sun that he loves the direction former club Rangers are heading in under manager Mark Warburton.

Naismith, 29, spent five years as a Rangers player having joined from Kilmarnock back in 2007, before leaving the club for Everton in 2012 following Rangers' demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football.

The Scotland international has since carved out a successful Premier League career for himself at Goodison Park, but he has now looked at his former club once again.

The Gers have won 13 of their 15 Scottish Championship games under new manager Mark Warburton, and are the favourites to win promotion to the top flight.

That would take Rangers back to their former glories, something Naismith knows all about having won three Scottish Premiership titles during his time at Ibrox.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Naismith has admitted that it's great to see Rangers heading in the right direction again after years of financial mismanagement, even praising the club's burgeoning rivalry with Hibernian.

Naismith also stated that he has loved what Warburton has done from top to bottom at Rangers, sparking an Ibrox revolution by even improving the club's youth setup.

"It’s great to see them finally building Rangers to where it was instead of going from mess to mess to mess," said Naismith. "Most of the stuff you look at now is all about the football and the rivalry with Hibs to get up and the way they’re playing. It’s fantastic to see."

"Mark Warburton has got a real way of building the club all the way through. It’s not a quick fix, coming in and saying we’ll do this and get back on track. It’s the whole way down to the youth system. That’s what it’s been crying out for. It’s great to see. I’m sure Rangers will go up this year. Then we’ll get back to some good Old Firm games and a good rivalry for the title race rather than what it is there at the moment," he added.

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