Mark Hateley has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers should learn from Heart of Midlothian on how to cope with the Scottish Premiership.
Hearts won the Scottish Championship title last season and are playing in the Scottish top flight this campaign.
Robbie Neilson’s side are doing quite well, too, and are in with a good chance of finishing in the top three.
The Edinburgh-based outfit are third in the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 41 points from 23 matches.
Former Rangers forward Hateley believes that the Gers should take a leaf out of Hearts’ book and prepare themselves for the Scottish Premiership next season.
“Hearts were a very good side last year, and they’ve added one or two new ones to help them challenge at the right end of the table,” the former England international told The Scottish Sun.
“When Rangers get up they’ll be expected to win every game and anything less than that brings its own stresses and problems.
“Hearts have handled that consistently well and it’s important Rangers do the same and aren’t fluttering around mid-table next season.”
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 53 points from 21 matches.
The Gers are five points clear of Hibernian, who are currently second and also harbour hopes of automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.