DAVE KING reckons Champions League football would be a game-changer for Rangers as Steven Gerrard’s side set their sights on the Premiership title this term.

Rangers return to league action against Ross County on Sunday with an 11-point lead over Celtic, albeit having played two games more, after an encouraging start to the campaign.

Gerrard’s side have excelled in the Europa League over the last three seasons but former chairman King knows dining at the top table on the continent would be hugely significant for Rangers going forward.

“I think it would be,” he said when asked if Champions League football would be a game-changer for Rangers. “Certainly if we could win the league and then get through to the group stages.

“Under the mentality of the manager that we have got in place, and no doubt there will be further strengthening of the squad, I think that would really be a very singular turning point from the club’s point of view and bode well for the next couple of years. Under this manager, I think we are capable of doing that.”