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23rd Sep, 2016 | 11:33am

Neil McCann delivers brutal Rangers message ahead of Aberdeen clash

By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers winger Neil McCann has warned the club that their performance against Queen of the South won’t beat Aberdeen.

The Sky Sports pundit watched as Rangers put five goals past Queen of the South in the League Cup in midweek, but he has warned they will have to play at a higher level if they are to beat the Dons in the league on Sunday.

Aberdeen also won in midweek and they currently sit in fourth place in the league with nine points from six matches and McCann believes that Rangers will have to be at the top of their game if they are to claim a result in the clash.

“Rangers will have to play at their absolute best,” said McCann to the Scottish Sun.

“Even their performance the other night against Queens I don’t think would be good enough to beat Aberdeen, to be brutally honest.

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“I know they scored the goals but Aberdeen are, let’s face it, a class above what they played on Tuesday night.

“I still don’t think Rangers are where they should be right now. I don’t think they are quite as rounded as Hearts and Aberdeen at the moment.”

Rangers last faced Aberdeen in 2012, which resulted in a stalemate with a 1-1 draw.

They returned to the Scottish Premiership after winning promotion last season and Mark Warburton’s side have started with two wins, three draws and one loss from their opening six matches.

The Gers will be looking at top scorer Martyn Waghorn to provide a threat against Aberdeen, with the striker scoring a hat-trick in midweek to add to his five goals from six appearances in all competitions.

In other Rangers team news, Josh Windass reacted on Twitter to Rangers drawing fierce rivals Celtic in the League Cup semi-final.