Neil Lennon makes Rangers admission

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

Ibrox side Rangers have impressed Neil Lennon, and particularly manager Mark Warburton.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Speaking to Set Pieces.com, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that he likes watching Rangers.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has achieved what he set out to do last summer as the Gers won the Scottish Championship to secure a Scottish Premiership return for the first time in four years.

Warburton has done via style and substance, with Rangers playing an exciting brand of football which is proven when it comes to getting results - at least in the Championship - although it did fail him in Saturday's Scottish Cup final defeat by Hibernian at Hampden Park.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan StubbsRangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

Refusing to rest on his laurels, though, the Rangers manager is looking to get his transfer business done early, with Jordan Rossiter already joining from Liverpool, whereas Premier League legend Joey Barton has also joined the club.

The 33-year-old midfielder joined the Glasgow giants this afternoon on a free transfer, after helping Burnley to Premier League promotion this past season.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier leagueBurnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

“Mark’s done a great job there and did really everything that was asked of him. He’ll be disappointed to have lost the cup final obviously, but he’s got them up and they’re playing a brand of football that’s very good to watch," Lennon said to Set Pieces.com.

Indeed, Warburton certainly seems capable of restoring some silverware to Rangers trophy cabinet following a rough few years, but it will be tricky next season after Celtic appointed Brendan Rodgers this week.

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