Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy
Rangers will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season after winning automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Gers will take on Celtic away from home at Celtic Park in the first Old Firm derby of the season on September 10.
New Celtic manager Neil Lennon
Former Rangers defender Ball has suggested on Twitter that Rangers will win the match against Celtic and head into the New Year on a positive note.
Andy Halliday celebrates with Rangers teammates
Rangers will head into the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign brimming with confidence and optimistic.
Celtic will start the season as favourites to win the league title, but the Gers will be expected by many to challenge the Hoops.
Winning the championship may not be possible for Warburton’s side, but fans should be happy if they give it a go and finish second in the table.