Thomson backs Rangers to mount title challenge
Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has backed the club to mount a serious challenge for the Scottish Premiership title next season.
The Gers finished nine points behind champions Celtic during Steven Gerrard’s first season in charge at Ibrox – a marked improvement on the previous campaign.
Celtic will be bidding to win a record-equaling ninth successive Premiership title next season, but former Scotland international Thomson is confident Rangers can stop their Old Firm rivals from achieving that feat, while he has also praised Gerrard’s impact since arriving in Glasgow.
‘The one thing for sure is that the manager is improving the team, the building, the culture of the club and the standards within the club,’ Thomson was quoted as saying by the Glasgow Evening Times.
‘He will know the bits that he wants to improve and it was always going to be small steps, even though that is difficult at a club like this.
‘It does take time and I think we will be bang there next season and really putting pressure on for the league.
‘ Thomson certainly knows all about winning trophies with Rangers as he collected five during his three-year spell playing at Ibrox, including league championships in 2009 and 2010.