Sky Sports pundit Lee McCulloch has expressed his 'worry' at Rangers being knocked out of the Scottish Cup, but stated that last season's team was 'toothless', not the current one under Steven Gerrard.
During the previous campaign, Pedro Caxihna was in charge at Ibrox before he was sacked in October 2017, with Graeme Murty taking over the reigns.
In the end, the Gers ended up finishing third in the table, three points behind Aberdeen and 12 points behind champions Celtic.
Speaking to Sky Sports News (13/03/2019 at 10:25 am), McCulloch shared his thoughts on Gerrard's side getting dumped out of another domestic competition by the Dons as he compared this current team to the last one.
"Yes, it's a worry when you are playing a club of that size and you go out of the cup," McCulloch told Sky Sports News. "But I wouldn't be too worried. Looking at Rangers last season, that's what you would have called a toothless team.
"Since the new manager has come in, he has strengthed the backbone of the team with experience, with winners, fantastic goalkeepers and leaders at centre-halves. So, I think the future will be looking good, although, there will be a lot of Rangers fans that will be hurting at the moment."
There was that hope amongst supporters that former Liverpool midfielder, Gerrard would win silverware in his first season charge of the club.
That won't happen in the cup competitions, but they do have an outside chance of doing so in the Premiership, but they are facing a very tall order.
Celtic are currently eight points clear and they are yet to lose a game, both under Brendan Rodgers and now Neil Lennon, since returning from the midwinter break.
Rangers will look towards their two up and coming Old Firm clashes as games in which they can possibly surprise all and end their rival's chances of winning eight-in-a-row.