By Harvey Byrne

Former Scotland international Michael Stewart believes that Rangers must get forward quicker if they are to finish in second place.

The Gers currently occupy second in the Scottish Premiership with four points separating them Aberdeen in third place.

It looks increasingly likely that fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic are going to win the title after building up an enormous eight point gap despite having played three games less.

This means that second and a place in next season’s Europa League play-offs is the best that Rangers can hope for this season.

Mark Warburton’s side have the worst goals for tally out of the top four teams with 23 strikes from their 17 fixtures.

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This has led to BT Sport pundit Stewart claiming that the side need to move up the pitch quicker to secure second.

“Mark Warburton won’t ever change the way he wants to play at Rangers but I think they lack a bit of speed in terms of their build-up play,” wrote Stewart in his column for the Sun.

“He likes to get his full-backs round the outside of the wingers but by that time teams are back in position.

“So I believe they have to attack that little bit quicker if they want to win the race for second.”

The Scotland giants won promotion back to the top flight in the summer after suffering administration in 2012, which saw them moved down to the Third Division.

Fans will be happy with their current placing in the league, but they will be eager to challenge Celtic once again at the top in the not too distant future.

Their next fixture will see them travel to face Hamilton Academical on Friday evening in a clash between second and eighth.

In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller has identified what the club need to do to catch Celtic.