COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Rangers have enjoyed much of 2016, which has brought a return of Premiership football to Ibrox.

However, there have been some upsets and here Football Insider chooses which three rank as the lowest.

Scottish Cup Final defeat (May)

Rangers were presented with their first chance at winning the Scottish Cup since 2009 with a meeting with Hibernian in the final at Hampden.

It saw two Championship sides face each other, meaning that Rangers went into the clash as favourites with a Europa League qualifying spot an added incentive.

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The Gers were 2-1 up with 10 minutes left, but two late goals including a stoppage time winner ensured that the Scottish giants left with nothing.

It was the closest Rangers have come to winning some major silverware since 2011 and the club will be eager to put the afternoon behind them.

Joey Barton (May-November)

Manager Waburton made the decision to bring Barton in over the summer to add some experience to his side.

Many had thought that the 34-year-old had calmed down at the late stages of his career, but after being suspended from the club after a training ground argument with Andy Halliday his Ibrox career was set to come to an end.

The one-time capped England international lasted just six months at Rangers, playing just eight times and it will not be a memorable time for the club or player.

Celtic 5-1 Rangers (September)

Rangers met Celtic for the first time in the league since suffering administration in 2012 earlier this season.

However, it will be one clash that many supporters will be keen to forget with the Hoops running out emphatic 5-1 victors.

The defeat showed the huge gap that had now been formed by the two Glasgow rivals after the Gers’ demotion.

They will now be hoping for a much better result when the two sides meet again at Ibrox on New Years Eve.

In other Rangers news,  Duffy has identified this Gers trio as players who can make live difficult for Celtic.