STUART GIBSON joked he would have had no complaints had the Premiership campaign been halted at half-time of the Old Firm clash last weekend.

But the Ibrox investor is hopeful that this could be the defining season for Steven Gerrard’s side as Rangers look to end their long wait for silverware this term.

Gibson became a key financial player with the Light Blues earlier this month as a £5million share purchase saw him secure an 8.27 per cent stake in Rangers.

The Paisley-born businessman is now based in the Far East as the co-founder and co-CEO of logistics platform ESR but his heart remains very much in Glasgow as he keeps a close eye on the fortunes of his boyhood heroes.

Gibson watches on from across the world at all hours of the day and was a nervous spectator as Connor Goldson’s brace earned derby victory over Celtic at Parkhead.

Gibson told Herald and Times Sport: “As soon as Connor scored the first goal on Saturday, I jokingly sent a text message to George Taylor saying ‘I hope Nicola Sturgeon declares an emergency lockdown at half-time and declares the season over!’.

“That is how nervous I felt at half-time. But when we got that second goal, I thought this was a confident Rangers, they were in their stride.

“I am feeling pretty good. Keeping an eye with what is going on in Europe, because Europe is basically whether you are going to be in the red or the black to be quite honest.

“There is not much money winning the Premiership, not much money winning the League Cup or Scottish Cup. There is not much money there, it is really Europe.

“So if we can get results there in the next weeks, that is a cash windfall for the club and then Stevie can run over budget for new blood for the team.

“I saw what happened last year, we were on a roll right up until the winter break and then we came back and I don’t know what happened. I am going to temper my enthusiasm.”