John Brown sets target for Mark Warburton’s Rangers

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Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers are nine points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table.

John Brown has suggested to The Daily Record that Rangers should be aiming for the second spot in the Scottish Premiership table this season.

Rangers are playing in the Scottish Premiership this season after getting promoted from the Scottish Championship at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Gers are second in the league table at the moment with 19 points from 11 matches.

Mark Warburton’s side are nine points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have a game in hand.

Celtic are the firm favourites to win the league title this season, and Rangers legend Brown believes that coming second would be a successful campaign for the Gers.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

“The standard and performances are improving,” Brown told The Daily Record. “The Celtic result was obviously the blip.

“It will take time to close the gap because we need to build the club back up again. This season it was always going to be a tall order to be challenging Celtic. Who is to say the gap won’t close?

“Realistically, second place will be a great result for this club this season. This club is all about winners but from where we’ve been in recent years it was always going to take time.”

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers have a good squad, but it is inferior to that of Celtic, who have some of the best players in the Scottish Premiership.

Finishing second in the league this season would be a successful campaign for the Gers.

It would help them build for the 2017-18 campaign and put them in a better position to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the league title.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

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