David Provan explains why Rangers’ poor form is good for Gers boss Mark Warburton

Ibrox side Rangers’ recent form in the Scottish Championship has not been great.

Former Celtic winger David Provan has explained in The Scottish Sun why Rangers’ recent run of disappointing results is not fully bad.

The Gers won the Scottish Championship title this season with ease and have gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership for the 2016-17 campaign.

Rangers got the better of Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow last month.

Since then, Mark Warburton’s side have failed to win any of their four league matches, losing two and drawing two.

The Gers, who have also clinched the Scottish Challenge Cup this campaign, will take on Hibernian in the final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow later this month.

While many Rangers fans will be disappointed and perhaps even concerned with the team’s recent results, former Celtic winger Provan has found a silver lining.

“Rangers punters won’t agree but the Light Blues’ poor form since winning the Glasgow derby has done Mark Warburton a favour,” the former Scotland international wrote in The Scottish Sun.

“It can only strengthen his hand when he and Dave King meet to sort out next season’s transfer budget. Unable to fill his subs bench for the semi-final, the midweek defeat to Livingston was supposed to have left Warbs raging. Believe that if you like.”

Rangers do need to sign players in the summer transfer window in order to make themselves competitive for the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign.

Perhaps the Gers’ recent results and injury problems will make the Rangers hierarchy bring in more players than they would have initially wanted to.

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