Although Celtic will start as firm favourites to continue their recent run of title successes, the appointment of Steven Gerrard has given genuine hope to supporters of Rangers that they can at least challenge their great rivals in 2018/19.
Having dragged the Liverpool team that he captained to Champions League glory in 2005 and an FA Cup triumph in 2006, it is clear that the 38-year-old is capable of inspiring those around him, so great things could happen at Ibrox.
The Glasgow giants have certainly backed their rookie boss in the transfer market this summer, with Jon Flanagan and loan signing Ovie Ejaria following him from Merseyside as part of seven new additions to the squad.
If the latest media reports are to be believed, then another man could soon be treading a similar path, with Danny Ings linked with a move north of the border as he seeks regular playing time away from Anfield.
Two serious knee injuries have ruined the 25-year-old’s time at Liverpool, restricting him to just 605 minutes of top-flight football across the last three campaigns, but the striker showed during his final two seasons at Burnley exactly what he is capable of:
Scoring 21 times in 40 appearances to help the Clarets to promotion in 2013/14, Ings then backed that up by adding a further 11 goals at Premier League level in his debut campaign in the division, with his efforts in 2014/15 roughly matching those of Wayne Rooney:
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Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Goals with feet
Goals with head
Minutes per goal
If he could get back to anywhere near this sort of form, then the 25-year-old could prove to be a massive hit at Rangers, so it is surely worth taking a gamble on a player who still has a burning desire to add to his solitary England cap.
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