The Gers will take on Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow next month.
Rangers legend Gough believes that the game provides the players with the perfect opportunity to show manager Mark Warburton that they are good enough to play in the Scottish Premiership next season.
“Rangers have ambitions to be the best team in Scotland,” the former Scotland international defender wrote in The Scottish Sun. “Next month, they will be up against a Celtic side that currently holds this status.
“So what a chance for these players to show that they can mix it with the best and have a long-term future at Ibrox.
“To show their manager that they DO have the ability and mentality to bring success and silverware to Rangers.
“You can be sure they will add a few faces this summer but, if the semi-final goes for Rangers, maybe it won’t need to be as many as people think.”
Rangers are going strong in the Scottish Championship at the moment and are virtually guaranteed of automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.
The players will head into the game against Celtic with confidence, and they will be keen on showing what they are capable of.
Celtic have the best squad in Scotland, and playing against them will be a massive test for Rangers.
Although Ronny Deila’s side are not doing so well at the moment, they will certainly raise their game against Rangers.