IAN FERGUSON is confident Steven Gerrard has Rangers on the right track despite a second unsuccessful campaign at Ibrox.

The 39-year-old is set to end the term without any silverware after an alarming collapse in the weeks after Rangers returned to action following the winter break.

It remains to be seen, of course, when the season will come to a close as Scottish football comes to terms with the Coronavirus crisis that has wiped out them game across the continent.

Gerrard’s plans for next season are also up in the air at present and nine-in-a-row hero Ferguson reckons there is one area in particular that needs addressed ahead of his third crack at the top flight title.

Ferguson told the fourladshadadream podcast: “I do think he has brought in better quality than the last two managers and he has brought belief back to us again.

“He has had a fantastic run in Europe and, up until Christmas there, we were all believing that we were real contenders.

“I have always felt, I go back to the balance in the team, that we are missing certain players. You are not going to get these players, not for the money, like a Richard Gough, a Stuart McCall, a Mark Hateley or Ally McCoist.

“We are not going to get those types, so we need to be creative in the market in how we get better quality in and I just feel that, at the moment, the balance isn’t right at Rangers and that is a big thing that Steven will have to work on.

“It will not be for the lack of trying. Look at the man’s pedigree, he is a winner, he wants to succeed and no matter what he does he wants to be a winner. I am sure he won’t be happy with second place in anything that he does.

“He will be working tirelessly to make sure that, hopefully, he can start delivering Rangers some silverware.”