Rangers manager Michael Beale has thrown his backing behind the current Ibrox squad as he brands them “winners” amid stuttering form this season.

Beale – who joins on a three-and-a-half year deal after leaving QPR to join the Gers – also insists that the current Gers teams is nowhere near as broken as some would have you believe.

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The new Ibrox boss was speaking after signing on at Rangers with the club nine points behind in the Scottish Premiership title race and out of Europe before Christmas.

The ex-Ibrox assistant has been over the course with the club before and whilst things will be very different as the top man Beale insists the current squad has what it takes to win consistently at Ibrox.

Pointing to the fact the team were UEFA Cup Finalists only six months ago, Michael Beale has thrown his support behind a group of players plenty Rangers fans had already began to turn on.

Gers supporters have seen the bulk of this squad let them down domestically time and again over the last four seasons but Beale insists they have the mentality to bounce back and make history at Ibrox.

”I want to mention Steven [Gerrard] because he’s a great friend and the journey we had before and the reason I’m maybe back here now is because he brought me into the club in the first instance,” said Beale [RangersTV].

”He did a fantastic job in that period. Gio came in and won a cup and got to a Europa League Final, which was an unbelievable achievement and he took us all on that journey as fans. He greatly excited us all.

”There’s a number of players that are here that have been on both of them journeys. In the last 18 months we’ve won a league unbeaten, we’ve won a Scottish Cup and we’ve also played in the Europa League Final.

”So this group of players in my eyes are winners and it’s important we continue to win.”

Foe the supporters still with their doubts regarding many in this Rangers squad, it’s on them to prove Michael Beale right on the pitch and convince the fans they have it in them to be consistently successful.

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