Aberdeen hero Jim Bett gives his verdict on Rangers’ Scottish Premiership return

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

Rangers are back in the top flight after lifting the Scottish Championship title.

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

Aberdeen hero Jim Bett believes Rangers’ return to the Scottish Premiership will add a bit of glamour to Scottish football and predicts a good rivalry between Gers and the Dons, the Scottish Sun reports.

The Gers will make their return to the Scottish Premiership next season after four years out of the top flight following their demotion to the third division as a result of financial irregularities.

During that time Scottish football has been on the decline, with Old Firm rivals Celtic profiting from Rangers’ absence to rack up successive league title successes with relative ease.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes celebrates at full time

But next season should promise to be more competitive and exciting for the neutral, and Bett adds that Rangers’ return will be good for Aberdeen as he anticipates full houses in the rivalry.

“There is a huge rivalry between Aberdeen and Rangers and those games are a big positive for the country. There will be full houses at Ibrox and Pittodrie,” Bet told the Scottish Sun.

“The Old Firm game will be back too and then you have Rangers against Hearts on top of that. It’s great to see.

“Scottish football lost a bit of glamour for a few years but things are definitely on the up and that can only be a positive.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers will be expected to challenge for the Scottish Premiership title at the first attempt, yet teams like Aberdeen and Hearts will be keen to prevent them having it all their own way.

Mark Warburton’s men will be welcomed by all top flight teams, while Celtic’s appointment of Brendan Rodgers will also play a major part in improving the quality of Scotland's top division.

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