'Celtic looking over their shoulders' - Ibrox Exclusive: Brown makes Rangers board claim

Michael Brown believes the board at Rangers will be expecting manager Steven Gerrard to secure a piece of silverware and end Celtic’s domination next season.

The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that a winning a trophy is the next step after the Liverpool legend’s two years in charge.

Celtic have enjoyed a period of total supremacy over the rest of Scotland with three successive domestic trebles and eight consecutive league titles under their belt.

Having seen the Gers push on under Gerrard’s stewardship, Brown believes the top brass will be expecting their side to seal a trophy during the manager’s third year in the dugout.

Asked if he thought the board would be expecting some silverware next season, Brown told Football Insider: “Probably, yeah, probably. It’s probably the next progression.

“We’ve seen progression yet again and I think it was never going to be easy to knock Celtic off. They had a good go this year and I think they’re getting closer.

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“I think Celtic are looking over their shoulders a little bit so I do think he’s doing a steady job.” 

With the Premiership season currently suspended, Rangers sit 13 points adrift of league leaders Celtic after playing a game less than their Glasgow rivals.

They were beaten by the Hoops in the Scottish League Cup last year and were knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Hearts back in February.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are the front runners to sign an attacking gem, according to Alan Hutton.