Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has praised club manager Steven Gerrard, saying “Rangers suddenly feels like Rangers again.” And Barry should know.
Ferguson played over 400 games for Rangers, winning 15 trophies across a combined 13 years at the club. The former Rangers captain and midfielder was a general and leader at Ibrox.
He sees Gerrard as being the same.
In a column for the Daily Record the iconic Rangers number 6 heaped praise on the progress Rangers are making. He also claimed it feels like Rangers could potentially win the title and that it’s hard not to get excited about the signings of Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe.
Like all Bluenoses at the moment, Ferguson is growing in confidence with this side.
“When the new campaign kicked off I was crossing my fingers and toes in the hope Gerrard might be able to make a decent fist of this fight,” said Ferguson.
“Now though the whole game has just been changed. Overnight a team that went into the shutdown with a chance of taking Celtic all the way now looks like one that truly believes it will. Like a proper Rangers team should.”
Ferguson thanks Gerrard for job done at Rangers
Ferguson has put all of this at the feet of Gerrard, who he thanked for the job done so far.
The thing is, most people will agree with Barry Ferguson. Rangers do have a chance of winning the title and the only thing this window has done is solidify that. They will also acknowledge the job done by Gerrard.
And that includes in the transfer market.
Rangers missed three things before the break. Depth up front, maturity/professionalism, and the experience to edge out games. Davis and Defoe cover all of this.
And if all goes to plan, Rangers will be feeling a lot more like Rangers again come May.