Former Rangers star Nigel Spackman thinks Rangers are a “long way off” the standards of previous Gers teams in “talent, experience and personality” as they try to stop Celtic’s domestic dominance.

Spackman played at Ibrox at the start of the Gers’ nine-in-a-row run and has had to watch from the sidelines as Celtic have closed in on their own run of nine titles on the spin.

18 Apr 1992: Ian Durrant, Gary Stevens, Stuart McCall and Nigel Spackman of Rangers celebrate winning the championship after a Scottish Premier League match against St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Rangers won the match 4-0. Mandatory Credit:

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The former Chelsea and Liverpool star insists the Gers need to mentality to beat everyone in the league after a woeful run of form this year, and admits Gerrard has one hand tied behind his back.

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“Of course, it’s about beating Celtic. But the best way to beat them is by beating everyone else and winning the league,” Spackman said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“That’s the mentality you must have game in, game out. You need to have an invincibility and a belief that you’re better.

“I was lucky enough to be part of a Rangers team with lots of top players.

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“The difference in talent, experience and personality compared to what Steven has to work with now, is a long way off.”

The shocking run of form after the winter break effectively killed off any hopes of a title challenge this season before the enforced shutdown halted the season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 11: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a press conference ahead of the Europa League Round of Sixteen match against Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Whenever football does finally return, Rangers need to make sure they don’t suffer the same fate as they did after the winter shutdown and look like a shadow of the team they are.

While Spackman makes a fair point about the difference between now and when he was playing, the circumstances at the club are also vastly different after the climb back through the leagues.

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