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Derek Johnstone reflects on Mols' Rangers comments

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Ibrox side Rangers were tipped to finish anywhere from first to sixth by Michael Mols, but Derek Johnstone feels otherwise.

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Speaking to The Glasgow Evening Times, Derek Johnstone has suggested that Michael Mols did Rangers an injustice with his latest comments.

Earlier this week, Mols, who spent five years at Rangers, said that his former club could finish anywhere between first and sixth in their big return to the Scottish Premiership.

Sixth seems quite unrealistic, given what Mark Warburton has achieved in his 12-month stint in charge of Rangers. Not only did they dominate the Scottish Championship to win promotion, but the Gers also beat Premiership champions Celtic en route to the Scottish Cup final - a game in which the Hoops had to come from behind twice, before losing on penalties.

Furthermore, Warburton has added the likes of Jordan Rossiter and Joey Barton to his Rangers squad in two big statements of intent which would suggest big things lie ahead for the Ibrox club.

Indeed, sixth seems quite low, and finishing there would undoubtedly be a disappointment, but Johnstone says that Mols has the disadvantage of not watching Rangers every week to make an informed prediction.

"To be fair to Michael, he is saying that after probably not seeing a lot of games because he is out in Holland," he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

"He’s quite entitled to his opinion like everyone else, he’s just being honest. I’m sure Michael would have loved to have said Rangers are back, we will win the league, we have better players etc. That’s what the Rangers fans want to hear."

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