ANDY HALLIDAY admits he has more belief in Rangers this season than he has done at any stage in his Ibrox career.

The midfielder was part of the Light Blues side that won promotion back to the Premiership under Mark Warburton.

But the Gers have yet to win any silverware since returning to the top flight as Celtic have completed three successive Trebles.

Rangers made progress in Steven Gerrard’s first campaign as boss last term and excitement is growing amongst supporters this summer after the arrival of a host of new players that have added strength and depth to the Ibrox ranks.

The departure of Brendan Rodgers from Parkhead didn’t derail Celtic last term but Halliday has confidence in Gerrard’s side as they target a title triumph.

Halliday said: “Celtic are still favourites for the title. They won the league again last year and had a bit of a cushion.

“But I can only speak from a Rangers player’s point of view and say it’s the most confident I’ve been going into a season.

“We improved last year and with the signings we’ve made so far, we’re already improving the squad.

“I also know first hand that we’ve got the right man in the manager’s job and the right backroom staff to make a title challenge.

“I can’t speak for Celtic because I’m not in their changing room every day.

“I don’t know the relationships their players had with Brendan Rodgers compared to Neil Lennon.

“You have to give Neil credit because he came in and got them over the line.

“The two targets he had since taking over, he achieved it.

“We just have to concentrate on ourselves and try to bridge that points gap again from last season.”