Stewart warns fans not to believe the hype around Rangers

Former Hibernian and Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart has told fans not to believe the hype around Steven Gerrard’s side, in comments written in The Scottish Sun.

Rangers have so far tasted defeat just once across all competitions, suffering a narrow loss in last month’s 1-0 Old Firm loss against Celtic prior to the international break, and responded with a 4-0 drubbing of Dundee United at the weekend.

That has seen Gerrard’s side rise to fourth in the standings, just two points behind second-placed Celtic, but Stewart’s comments suggest he has not been that impressed with Rangers’ performances as he warned fans not to believe the hype.

“When it comes to Steven Gerrard and Rangers all I have to say is this: Don’t believe the hype,” he wrote in The Scottish Sun.

“Are Rangers going to win the Premiership this season? No, I don’t think they are.

“On the basis of their recent Old Firm meeting, the champions [Celtic] still look the dominant team. So, for now, it’s Hearts, Hibs and the Dons that Rangers need to concern themselves with.”

While Stewart is right with his prediction that Rangers will not win the title this season, he comments completely overlook the fine work Gerrard has done in his early managerial career so far – where his best action has come in the transfer market.