THERE is no reason why Rangers can’t lift three trophies this season – that’s according to Michael Mols.
The former striker was on a fleeting visit to Glasgow to promote the Quarter-Finals of the Scottish Cup and after watching Gers brush aside Raith Rovers he is confident for the club’s future.
The Light Blues are still fighting on three fronts; the Championship, the Scottish Cup and the Petrofac Cup and Mols can see Mark Warburton’s men lifting all three.
The Dutchman said: “It is in the DNA of the club to win trophies; a club like Rangers always plays for the prizes, championships and the cups.
“If you see the club’s history they have won so many prizes so hopefully they can continue that and this season do it again.
“Why couldn’t Rangers win a double or a treble this season? It’s still football and you always have surprises, especially in the cup and they are on such a good run in the league.”
“It all depends on Saturday and it is a 50/50 game, Dundee are still a Premiership club but on the other hand Rangers are playing at home and will have the support of the crowd and they can do some magic stuff.
“In my time we always played for the cups and I remember in 2003 we won the treble and the Scottish Cup final was the last game of the season and we won 1-0 from a Lorenzo Amoruso goal.”
“I got substituted at half-time, which I didn’t like, but the result was the most important thing.
“I think that was the last time a club succeeded in winning a treble in Scotland or England so that makes it even more special.”
Mols lives back in his native Holland now so doesn’t get the opportunity to watch his former club too often.
Tuesday evening was the first time he has seen Warburton’s team play and after seeing Gers a couple of times last season he was amazed by the transformation.
Mols said: “I enjoyed the game against Raith, I like the way they play football and the passing and movement – the manager put on his magic hat and he has done a good job.
“There is a big difference to last season, there is a different style of play and they play much better now.”
“You can see it already with the opposition because they all drop back and it’s hard to play football against that but the manager has still been managing to get some good results.
“Hopefully they will keep it up when they get promoted, they maybe need two or three new players and that would make the standard a little bit higher. I must say I am really confident about the team and about the club.
“The most important thing is to still be 14 points clear at the end of the season and be lifting the trophy because nothing is decided yet.”