Rangers given advice by Scottish Championship boss on how to compete with Celtic

Ibrox side Rangers need to invest in the summer in order to compete with Celtic, says Falkirk manager Peter Houston.

Falkirk manager Peter Houston has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail that Rangers will need to invest in the summer transfer window and change their formation in order to compete with Celtic in the Scottish Premiership next season.

Rangers have won the Scottish Championship title this campaign and have gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers will be expected by many to compete for the league title in the Scottish top flight rightaway.

Houston believes that for Rangers to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic, they need to invest in players in the summer transfer window.

The Falkirk boss has also claimed that the Ibrox club’s manager, Mark Warburton, will have to change his formation as well next season.

“That group of players will do well but if they want to be up there challenging with Celtic they will need to invest in a number of players,” Houston has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

“I think they will have to tinker slightly with formation. Mark has stuck by his philosophy of attacking at all costs but I think before last night, in the three games before that they had lost nine goals and if you are playing against a calibre of player in the Premiership you can be punished even further.”

Rangers have been the best team in the Scottish Championship this season and are a very attacking team.

One suspects that Warburton is going to stick to his philosophy during the 2016-17 campaign, but he does need to pay extra attention to his defence.

The Gers have conceded more goals than they would have wanted to in recent matches, and this needs to be addressed.

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