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Barry Ferguson admits there's something he finds painful to admit about Glasgow Rangers

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Livingston on September 30, 2018 in Livingston, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have made impressive progress since Steven Gerrard took charge.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool at Loftus Road on March 29, 2014 in London, England.

Barry Ferguson has told the Daily Record that he believes his former Glasgow Rangers side can challenge for the title this season.

Rangers have struggled to keep pace with Celtic in recent campaigns, and Ferguson admits that it has pained him to watch his former side on occasions.


But Rangers seem to have improved considerably since Steven Gerrard took charge.

And Ferguson is convinced that Rangers can push Celtic all the way this time around.


He said: “For the first time, the six best sides in the country have the potential to take points from each other on a much more frequent basis and whoever wins the title this season is unlikely to do so with 90 points.

“It pains me as a Rangers fan to say my old club have too often been a painful watch in the last couple of years, but they’re showing signs of being a proper football team again.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“Now it’s up to Steven and his players to find their mojo on the road and prove something good is really happening on Edmiston Drive.”

Rangers are currently in sixth place in the Scottish Premiership table, but the league is looking congested.

Rangers are only five points away from the top of the table, and just two points behind Celtic.

Gerrard’s side won against Hearts in their most recent match, to ensure that they kept the optimism up around Ibrox.

Rangers are next in action in two weekends’ time, when they take on Hamilton.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and Ryan Kent of Rangers are seen at full time during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium on October 4,...

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