Rangers attacking midfielder Dean Shiels has suggested to The Scottish Sun that the Gers will be challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title before long.
The Gers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment and are favourites to gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.
Shiels, who has been on the books of Rangers since 2012, has predicted the Glasgow giants to get promoted to the Scottish top flight and start challenging for the title soon.
“There have definitely been steps made going forward and I think this club is only heading in one direction now,” the 31-year-old Northern Ireland international told The Scottish Sun.
“It’s just a matter of time I think - whether that be one, two or three years - before Rangers start winning top-flight titles again. Obviously, that’s all going to come down to the rebuilding process and how long it takes.”
It will take some time for Rangers to compete with Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title if they get promoted at the end of the season.
The first step for the Gers should be to finish in the top three, possibly second, and then they should take it from there.
Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 59 points from 23 matches. Mark Warburton’s side are eight points clear of second-placed Hibernian, who have a game in hand.