Mark Warburton responds when asked if Rangers can win the league this season

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

The Gers are desperate to halt another Celtic title triump.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton has suggested that Rangers have the squad to win the SPL this season, in an interview with the club’s official site.

The Gers have returned to the top flight after a four-year absence and will be expected to challenge Celtic for the title right away - and Warburton is confident his team can rise to the challenge.

“I believe we have a squad which is more than highly competitive. I think every game we go into, we expect to win,” said the 53-year old.

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“It’s been a unique situation for the club in terms of what’s happened over the last four or five years. Now we are back to the top flight, the weight of expectation is clear for everyone to see – we’ve sold 42,000 season tickets and only have 1000 left –and that’s incredible backing.

“So, that weight of support and of expectation is very clear to see. The key for us is how we deal with that responsibility,” he added.

Rangers have efficiently gone about their business in the transfer market and now boast a squad that belongs at the top of Scottish football.

Rangers' Joey Barton in action with Burnley's Dean MarneyRangers' Joey Barton in action with Burnley's Dean Marney

The likes of Nico Kranjcar and Joey Barton have added vast high-level experience, while summer signings Jordan Rossiter and Joe Dodoo are excellent prospects.

Standout performers of last season like Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier will be keen to strut their stuff in the top flight and prove they are capable at this level.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spotCeltic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot

Despite the undeniable quality of the Gers’ squad, toppling Celtic is a mammoth challenge and doing so would be among the club’s greatest ever achievements.

Brendan Rodgers has added real quality to his ranks, in the form of Moussa Dembele and Kolo Toure, and with more set to follow, the title race is shaping up to be the most closely fought in years.

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