Gers backed by Beattie
James Beattie believes SPL champions Rangers could hold their own in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 22/12/10 2:36pm
Former England international James Beattie believes SPL champions Rangers could hold their own in the Premier League.
Beattie played for the likes of Southampton, Everton, Sheffield United and Stoke prior to his Gers switch over the summer.
The 32-year-old is well placed to compare the leagues and he feels Walter Smith's side would not look out of place in England.
Rangers, who played Manchester United in this season's Champions League, have been linked with a Premier League move in the past.
Beattie has also hailed the club's vast following, stating regardless of where players are in the world Rangers' players are always recognised.
"A lot of people ask me about the standard of football between the Premier League and the SPL and us maybe joining the Premier League," he told Blues News.
"I think we have shown that we could hold our own and do very well down there. That's something for the powers that be but I'm sure we could acquit ourselves very well.
"The club is huge, it's immensely well supported. It's one of those clubs where you can't go anywhere without meeting a Rangers fan and I don't just mean in Scotland or England.
"The lads have told me stories about when they have been on holiday in the summer and they've been walking down the street in Bermuda and someone has tapped them on the shoulder who has a Rangers shirt on.
"The club is worldwide and massively followed and it's great to be a part of that."