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12th May, 2018 | 6:35pm

'Over the years' - Rangers star gives delivers bold verdict on Gers' progress this season

Rangers striker Jason Cummings has insisted “things are moving forward” at Ibrox – and believes pinching second in the Scottish Premiership from Aberdeen would be seen as a “forward step” for the Light Blues.

After being kicked out of the Scottish Premiership in 2012 and having to climb back up through the leagues, the Light Blues could finish second if they beat Hibernian and Aberdeen lose to Celtic in Sunday’s final round of fixtures.

The Gers finished third last term in their first season back in the top-flight and Cummings thinks that going one better this year would be seen as progress – and believes the appointment of Steven Gerrard as the club’s new manager serves as further proof of how things are finally turning aroud for the Light Blues.

“If you look back over the years and where we’ve come from things are moving forward,” Cummings said, as quoted by BT Sport.

“We were third last year so getting second would be better.

“The club is going in the right direction and bringing in such a good manager like Steven Gerrard.

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“However, I would say this season hasn’t been as good as we’d wanted, especially the games against Celtic. We can do better in those games and be higher in the league than we are.

“But if you look back over recent years and where Rangers have come from it can be seen as a forward step, especially if we do get second.”

Football Insider verdict:

Coming second this season would represent progress – although the fact it will have taken until the final day of the season to actually secure it sums up where Rangers are just now. The Light Blues aren’t a million miles away from taking the leap needed to getting back to competing regularly with Celtic but still have one or two prety big problems to sort out before they can do it. Since 2012 there can be little argument that the Gers are in a far better position than they were six years ago – before and after the CVA was rejected – and are continuing to take small steps towards finaly getting back to the top of Scottish football. There have very clearly been some mis-steps along the way – like the appointment of Pedro Caixinha – but the Gers look to have got things back on track and look to be in a position now to try launch a sustained challenge to Celtic next term.

In other Rangers news, the club are working on a stunning deal to sign an English powerhouse centre-back from seventh-placed club after Gerrard gives the green light.

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