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Leon Balogun has admitted that he wishes he had joined Rangers years ago.

The 34-time Nigeria international signed for Steven Gerrard’s side last summer and played a role in helping the Gers to number 55.

It was Rangers’ first Premiership title in a decade and one that came surprisingly easy, with the Gers finishing 25 points clear of second-placed Celtic.

At 33, Balogun is very much in the twilight of his senior career.

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And the former Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back has revealed that he has told people that his only regret is finding this project so late.

He told The Sun: “Last season was amazing. It was my first major title so for me the last year has been incredible. I told a lot of my peers I wish I had been at this club earlier in my career as it has brought out a side in me, a more competitive side, which I have embraced. It’s been amazing to be part of that special season and that special title.”

56?

Winning the Premiership is hard – very hard, actually – but defending it is much more difficult.

Celtic, under new manager Ange Postecoglou, will be hungry to reclaim their title come next May.

At the moment, the gap between both sides is absolutely massive, but the Hoops definitely underachieved last season.

It’s a big gap, but it isn’t the 25-point gap that the Premiership table suggested it was last term.

Rangers boss Gerrard will be drilling into his players the importance of focusing on a 56 league title now.

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