Rangers are just like Hibs, says Dean Shiels

Dean Shiels. Picture: SNS
Dean Shiels. Picture: SNS
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RANGERS midfielder Dean Shiels has compared the current Rangers side to the celebrated Hibs team he played in a decade ago.

The Northern Irishman was part of a talented (if occasionally wayward) group of players, which included Scott Brown, Steven Fletcher, Derek Riordan, Steven Whittaker, Garry O’Connor, Kevin Thomson and Gary Caldwell, all of whom would go on to represent Scotland.

Under Tony Mowbray they played a fluent, fast-passing game which was as effective as it was aesthetically pleasing and Shiels claims Mark Warburton’s approach has been almost identical.

“I think it is quite similar to Tony’s Hibs team,” he said. “Our full-backs, Whittaker and Danny Murphy, were a very strong part of the attack, just like James Tavernier and Lee Wallace. We played high and expansive. It is the type of football that players will tell you they enjoy playing.”