Steven Gerrard has done a stellar job of rebuilding this Rangers squad.
The Gers are undoubtedly the strongest they have been since the club was liquidated, and they genuinely look as if they could be the side to finally dethrone Celtic from their perch at the top of the Scottish game.
And if you need any proof as to how strong this current side is, you need only look as far as some of the retrospective teams of the decade that are being named now that we have left he ’10s behind and moved into 2020.
Earlier this week, Kris Boyd picked three current Gers players – Allan McGregor, Alfredo Morelos, and Steven Davis – in his team of the decade for Sky Sports, as per the Scottish Sun.
And talkSPORT host Adrian Durham has gone one further, naming that trio as well as captain James Tavernier in his XI, as per his personal Twitter account.
My Scottish Premiership team of the decade…..enjoy! 🏴 pic.twitter.com/YqWqxAKWsA
— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) January 1, 2020
Now, obviously, this is no official metric of how well Rangers are doing under Gerrard, and there will be those who argue that Durham likes to create reaction by stating controversial opinions in the hope of riling up his listeners, but it does speak volumes as to how impactful certain members of this Gers squad have been in recent times.
Taking Tavernier as an example, the 28-year-old has 46 goals and 71 assists in 232 appearances for the Bears, from right back.
That kind of return would be decent enough for an attacking midfielder or even a striker, but to be consistently putting out those numbers from defence is nothing short of ridiculous.
This may have been a tricky decade for the Ibrox club in a lot of ways, but in a lot of others, there’s an awful lot to be proud of, and hopeful for.