Rangers fans have been full of praise for ex-Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher after his performance as a pundit for Sky Sports.

The former Scotland captain is part of a revamped Sky Sports Scottish football team this season who will provide coverage of the season.

Alongside ex-Rangers striker Kris Boyd, some of the Gers support were very happy with what they viewed as unbiased coverage of the club’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen.

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The Ibrox support have grown tired of baiting commentators such as Chris Sutton, Michael Stewart, John Hartson and Andy Walker, who many believe hold bias against the club.

With Sky Sports securing the league’s coverage this season the likes of Sutton and Stewart have found a more suitable home with CelticTV.

Stewart will also not be returning to BBC Sportscene, in what is considered a massive positive by the Gers support.

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For once much of the coverage focused on the football and talking up the game in Scotland whereas previous panels have actively sought to drum up drama and hysteria.

Many of the club’s fans are hopeful that this type of coverage will continue as that “shock jock” style of analysis is replaced with a greater focus on the football.

Rangers’ praise of Fletcher also comes despite the ex-Old Trafford midfielder growing up a Celtic fan, even if he was previously at Rangers as a youth.

“To tell you the truth, I grew up a Celtic fan but I probably spent more time playing with Rangers and loved being around the Rangers youth set up,” said Fletcher [Daily Record].

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Former Scotland captain Darren Fletcher made close to 350 appearances for Manchester United and is hugely respected across football. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

“More than likely if I had signed for a Scottish club I would have signed for Rangers, believe it or not.”

Sky Sports revealed during the week that pundit Fletcher would be joined ex-Rangers hero Boyd, James McFadden, John Hartson and Ibrox legend Ally McCoist [Sky Sports].

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