Barry Ferguson has conceded that he would have laughed off the suggestion that Rangers could go top of the Scottish Premiership in February before Philippe Clement’s arrival.


Rangers are just three points behind Celtic in the league table and a win over Aberdeen tonight with two or more goals would take them to the top of the Scottish Premiership standings.


The Glasgow giants were struggling when Clement took the reins of the club from Michael Beale in October and no one gave them a chance of getting back into the title race.




Ferguson admitted that the difference between then and now is stark and feels Clement has instilled great confidence into the team since his arrival.


He stressed that it would have been a ludicrous suggestion that Rangers could be top of the league in February if anyone said so before Clement took charge of the side.



The Rangers legend said on the Go Radio Football Show: “It certainly was a long shot.


“The difference in three or so months that the manager has been here is night and day.



“What he has done to the squad? He has filled them with confidence, they are playing a good brand of football and if they go win the game with two or more goals, they can go top of the league.


“If you said to me that would be the case before Philippe Clement came in, I thought you would have been crazy.”


Rangers have already won the Scottish League Cup and have reached the last 16 of the Europa League.