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9th Oct, 2016 | 5:31pm

New signing claims Rangers are the team to beat in the SPL

By Will Butcher

One month after signing, Philippe Senderos is already of the belief that other teams would “give their life” to beat his new side Rangers.

The veteran defender has already experienced the highs and lows of playing for the Gers, with the lowest point being his red card in a 5-1 loss to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Talking to Rangers’ official website, Senderos revealed that his new side are the team to beat despite Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic sitting at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

“Playing for a club like Rangers you know that every club wants to beat you,” Senderos told the official website.

“They make it as difficult as possible. It’s exactly as I expected, I know that every team is going to play with their life to try to beat Rangers.”

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The former Arsenal defender moved to Glasgow after a trial with Mark Warburton’s side, before signing a short-term deal with the 54-time Scottish Champions.

Senderos, who joined Arsenal in his teens, spent most of his career in the Premier League, and also had spells at Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham.

During his time at Highbury and the Emirates, Senderos starred in 114 fixtures in all competitions between 2003 to 2010 and won the 2004/05 FA Cup.

Rangers have been keen to bring in experience as they look to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title. Clint Hill, Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar are among Warburton’s new signings, as is Championship hitman Joe Garner.

In other Rangers news, fans react as Joey Barton is handed a further suspension.