In comments reported by the Sunday Post, Oli McBurnie has suggested that he has loved watching Rangers' transformation under Steven Gerrard, and labelled the Gers' performances in the Europa League incredible.
Despite their slightly underwhelming Scottish Premiership position, there is no question that there is more optimism at Ibrox than there has been for a number of years with Gerrard clearly building an exciting team that many are expecting to challenge for the title this season.
The Gers also find themselves in the semi-final of the League Cup and currently top their Europa League group after drawing with Villarreal and beating Rapid Vienna. It has been a remarkable run through the qualifying rounds, and McBurnie lauded the impact that Gerrard has had since arriving in the summer.
“Steven Gerrard has done really well. The European run has been incredible,” he said, as reported by the Sunday Post. “Rangers are getting back to where they once were, and where they want to be.
“It’s a long season, but if they keep doing what they have been, they will get there. I haven’t been up to any games yet this season. We haven’t had time off. I have been watching on TV, though, and the transition has been exciting to watch."
Of course, it seemed possible over the summer that McBurnie could have been a part of the transformation at Ibrox. The Sun reported in May that Rangers made a £4 million bid for the Scotland international, but he ultimately ended up signing a new contract with Swansea City.
McBurnie will not regret the decision to stay with the Swans while he is playing regularly at the Liberty Stadium, but the boyhood Rangers fan would be forgiven for wondering every now and then what it would have been like had he joined the Gers in the summer.
Rangers return to action next Sunday as they travel to face Hamilton, while their next European game comes the following Thursday as they host Spartak Moscow at Ibrox.
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