Hibs boss Neil Lennon has bluntly insisted that Rangers “should” be in second place in the Scottish Premiership – given the resources available to the Ibrox giants.
The Gers lead Aberdeen on goal difference in second spot in the table after back-to-back wins over the Dons.
Rangers spent somewhere in the region of £9million on signings over the summer – dwarfing everyone other than Celtic – and Lennon believes that means the Gers have an advantage over everyone else.
The Hibs boss admits Rangers are still in the early stages of rebuilding the club after their financial meltdown – and admits their recent results could be a sign they are finally starting to gel.
“They’re still in the embryonic stages of building to try to get back to where they were, and that takes a bit of time,” Lennon said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“We respect them, I think it will be a difficult game. They are second in the league, but they should be second in the league with the resources they have.
“They are off the back of three wins so maybe they are starting to find a consistency of performance. We have to be mindful of that and not get carried away by the comeback on Sunday.”
Lennon’s side welcome the Gers to Easter Road on Wednesday night in the Scottish Premiership – just days after coming back from 2-0 down against Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic to draw 2-2 – and will be a tough test for the Ibrox giants.
The Gers recorded their first run of thr consecutive wins with the victory over Ross County at the weekend and will be eager to continue that run and keep the pressure on Celtic.
Graeme Murty’s side trail the league leaders by five points and face a trip to Celtic Park on December 30th.