Former Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty thinks Steven Gerrard’s side will end Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership and lift the title after finding the consistency that the Hull star thinks was lacking last season.

Docherty left Ibrox for the League One side earlier this summer and insists that he would back his old side “every day of the week” if you put them head-to-head with their Old Firm rivals.

Rangers Leeds United v Hull City - Carabao Cup Second Round LEEDS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Thomas Mayer of Hull City and Greg Docherty of Hull City celebrate following their team's victory in the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leeds United and Hull City at Elland Road on September 16, 2020 in Leeds, England.

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The 24-year-old admits that it could be a nervy season for both clubs but believes that the Light Blues have “taken it up another level” this season.

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“I think you look at the quality in that dressing room and, head to head, I would back Rangers every day of the week,” Docherty told Go Radio, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I think last year the problem was maybe a bit of consistency but I feel this year they have taken it up another level and the defensive record has been outstanding.

“Players are really playing at the top of their game and I think it’s going to be a tough ask but there’s pressure on both sides of Glasgow this year, obviously for different reasons.

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“It’s going to be an exciting one, maybe a nervy one, I think there’s going to be a lot of chopping and changing this season and it’s going to be an exciting one for the neutral to watch.”

Rangers currently sit a single point ahead of their bitter rivals having played one game more than Celtic after the Scottish Government forced a number of their fixtures to be postponed.

The two sides meet on October 17 and it will be the first chance to see them head-to-head this season and the first Old Firm clash since the League Cup final in December.

 

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