Rangers hero Nacho Novo is convinced that this is the year Rangers lift their 55th title – but doesn’t want to put anyone under pressure.

Speaking to Rangers News, the Spanish striker also spoke about how under Gerrard the feeling around the club is much improved. He told fans to move on from the Old Firm result thinks the Ibrox club don’t need to fear anyone.

Rangers must have no-fear

I don’t want to put pressure on anybody, but for me we’re going to win it,” said Novo. “I think we’re going to win it. Forget the Old Firm result, I believe we’re going to win it.

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Celtic are in the Europa League as well, and that’s going to take a lot from them. Only thing is, Celtic have a bigger squad with good players, attacking good players, but that’s what you have to compete with.

With Rangers, if we settle and work hard, we don’t need to be afraid about anybody.”

Nacho Novo was very familiar with that winning feeling at Ibrox. He was a massive part of the teams success in mid 2000s and lifted a total of six trophies.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Rangers are getting better

Nacho watched the Old Firm game at Parkhead and although he admits it wasn’t the best, he says there was improvement from last season.

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“I watched the game against Celtic, it might not have been the best, but there was a bit more competition. Fans need to support him because he’s making a massive difference at the club.

 

I’ve watched Rangers get better and better. Disappointing about the result but at the end of the day you need to think, we went to Russia, travelled back. All these things that will happen to Celtic as well. Even in my time they went to places like that and came back and draw or lost.”

Nacho attributed much of this achieve me who he said has “totally changed” things at the Hummel Training Centre in a good way.

People are smiling again, so that’s what you want,” he said. “Me as an ex-player and as a fan that’s what you want to see.”

Nacho Novo lifted three titles for Rangers, including Helicopter Sunday where he scored the winning goal v Hibs. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

He believes this culture shift is what’s going to bring Rangers forward, with the big test this coming Saturday. He said.

“It’s about how the team’s going to react. When it comes next Saturday they need to just go for the win. I think he [Gerrard] will not accept any less from the team.”

Nacho Novo has opened a Rangers themed bar in the Southside of the City and extends a warm welcome to “anyone who wants to come and watch the games with me.”

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