Gordon Smith predicts where Rangers will finish in the league this season

General view outside the stadium before the match

Gordon Smith thinks Rangers will finish second in the Scottish Premiership.

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Ex-Rangers ace Gordon Smith has told The Sunday Post that he thinks his former club will finish second in the Scottish Premiership this coming season.

The Gers coasted to the Scottish Championship title last season, meaning they will return to the top flight of Scottish football for the first time since 2012.

General view before the match

Spirits are high at Ibrox, as having won the Championship title, Rangers also won the Petrofac Training Cup, and reached the final of the Scottish Cup with a shock semi-final win over rivals Celtic.

Manager Mark Warburton has earned plaudits for his work since arriving last summer, and he's set about making his side competitive in the top flight with a raft of new signings.

General view outside the stadium before the match

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks, defenders Clint Hill and Lee Hodson, midfielders Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks, Josh Windass and Niko Kranjcar as well as forward Joe Dodoo have all arrived this summer, giving Warburton a strong side to work with for the new season.

Rangers fans will naturally want to compete with Celtic at the top of the table again, but that may be difficult in their first season back in the Premiership - and former Rangers ace Gordon Smith has offered his prediction for their season.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Smith, who had two spells with Rangers during the late 1970's and early 1980's, told the Sunday Post that he thinks Rangers will ultimately finish in second place next season, behind Old Firm rivals Celtic.

However, Smith did add that Warburton's signings have put Rangers in a strong position to finish above Hearts and Aberdeen, who came second and third last season respectively.

"With the signings Warburton has made, plus the nucleus of the Championship-winning side, I am pretty sure they are going to be too strong for the likes of Aberdeen and Hearts," said Smith. "Celtic are a different matter, but I do expect them to push Rodgers and his players all the way," he added.

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