Mark Warburton backs Rangers' squad to be able to make the step up to the Scottish Premiership

The Light Blues are closing in on a return to the Scottish Premiership.

Mark Warburton has insisted that with the right additions, Rangers' squad is capable of dealing with the demands of the Scottish Premiership, the Daily Record reports.

The Gers appear to be closing in on the Scottish Championship title - they can secure the prize next weekend if results go their way - and have enough of a cushion currently to start preparing for life back at the highest level.

And while Warburton reaffirmed his belief that he is looking to bolster the squad in the transfer market, he insisted that his current team have what it takes to make the step-up. 

"You have to recognise the quality you have in the squad," he told the Record.

"You always underestimate teams that go up and overestimate teams that go down. That's fact.

"So if people underestimate Rangers going up, that's great but we have a number in the squad we know can go to the next level.

"Our job is to supplement that with four, five or six that we need to deal with the next level and make the impact we want."

While the Light Blues have perhaps let their standards slip in their last two games - conceding six goals and losing to Falkirk after boasting a 2-0 lead late on - their performances against Scottish Premiership opposition this term have been impressive and suggest that they stand a really good chance of quickly re-establishing themselves at Scotland's top table.

And while it will be much more difficult to sign players of Premiership quality than it was for the second tier, given how well they recruited ahead of this season, it would not be a surprise if their acquisitions ahead of the next campaign complement their current core group and strengthen their chances of moving back towards the summit of the division. 

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