By Alex Beard

5th Feb, 2020 | 8:41pm

Robinson declares it's a 'good time' to be a Rangers fan

Former England international Paul Robinson has declared that it’s a ‘good time’ to be a Rangers fan, with Steven Gerrard’s appointment as manager key.

The Liverpool legend became Gers boss in the summer of 2018, and has managed to propel the Glasgow giants back into serious title contention.

They were still beaten to the Scottish Premiership title by Celtic last season, but the gap has undoubtedly narrowed.

Robinson feels that these are exciting times for the Ibrox club, and that things are only going to get better in the years to come.

“The club’s got a huge profile as it is but all of a sudden, since Steven Gerrard’s been there, the profile of Rangers south of the border has increased tenfold,” he told Football Insider.

“Everybody’s interested in how his transition into management is going to go and the resurgence and re-emergence of Rangers, if you like. With both coinciding, it’s obviously going to make a lot headlines and it’s only going to be good for the club.

“I think everything at Rangers is pointing in the right direction at the moment. I think the way the club’s been run, the manager that’s in and his staff, the squad he’s assembled, it’s a really good time to be a Rangers fan.”

Is Robinson right about Rangers?

You’d like to think so, wouldn’t you? He’s certainly correct that Gerrard’s appointment has increased the interest levels in Rangers and Scottish football in England.

Like he says, people are curious to see how the Scouser gets on in his first managerial role. Plus, he’s been able to attract a better level of talent to Glasgow.

It does seem as if things are heading in the right direction at Ibrox at this moment in time, even if the team have hit a bit of a wobble recently.

If they can just pip Celtic to the post this season then all will be right in the world from the Gers’ supporters point of view.

In other Rangers news, Frank McAvennie has told a reported Gers transfer target to snub a move to Ibrox.