By Danny Wright
Neil Alexander has suggested that Aberdeen might do better than Rangers in the Scottish Premiership next season as Derek McInnes’ side has a better “continuity” in the squad.
Pedro Caixinha has added eight new players to the Light Blues ranks ahead of the start of next season, while Aberdeen have had to endure the loss of two key players in Ryan Jack and Jonny Hayes.
Jack is part of the huge overhaul going on at Ibrox while Hayes has joined treble winners Celtic.
Alexander, 39, left Aberdeen at the end of last season after failing to make a single appearance for the Scottish Premiership runners-up.
The ex-Ibrox goalkeeper did not hold back in his comparison with Rangers and their league rivals.
“Derek has a good squad and a skilled backroom staff so I’m sure they’ll keep building and do really well again next year,” said Alexander, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“What Aberdeen have that Rangers don’t at the moment is continuity whereas Rangers are gelling a new team. The signings he brings in will have a huge influence on how it goes.”
Along with Jack, Caixinha has recruited Bruno Alves, Dalcio, Fabio Cardoso, Alfredo Morelos, Eduardo Herrera, Daniel Candeias and Carlos Pena to his squad, with five of them already earning their competitive debuts at Ibrox in the Europa League on Thursday.
All but Herrera, Pena and Alves featured as the Light Blues earned a narrow 1-0 win over Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn.
They play the second leg of the tie in mainland Europe on Tuesday night.
In other Rangers news, Jack has revealed what was missing from his debut.