By Dominic Toner

Andy Considine believes that Aberdeen have a better squad than Rangers and is focused on beating them to second.

The two Scottish clubs are likely to be battling for the runners-up spot in the league this season, with Celtic already the runaway leaders.

Rangers are currently four points above Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table, but have played a game more than them.

Mark Warburton’s side have endured a mixed start since their return to the top flight this season and a highlight was defeating Aberdeen 2-1 on 3 December.

Aberdeen defender Considine still feels that his side are better than Rangers and are focused on finishing above them in the league table.

“Beating Rangers to second spot is something the manager has told us we need to achieve,” Considine told the Scottish Sun. “We need to do that, and stamp our authority on Aberdeen being in second place.

“It would be a disappointment if we didn’t, the boys would be upset if we lost second to Rangers. I feel we have a stronger squad than they have, and we have proved that over the last few years.”

The Gers did lose the first meeting with Aberdeen this season in a 2-1 away defeat and they are expected to be their biggest rivals for second.

Warburton’s side have established themselves as favourites for second-place with victories against Hearts and Aberdeen in their recent games, but still face a long way to go in the season.

Rangers now have several key players finding some consistent form, with Barrie McKay excelling in recent weeks.

In other Rangers news, Joe Garner has revealed how he can help the team this season.