Sunday’s 2-0 win over St Mirren propelled Steven Gerrard’s up to third in the table, and are currently five points off leaders Hearts, with a game in-hand – and just four points off arch rivals Celtic.
However, ex-Gers boss McCoist isn’t convinced, and he reckons the Ibrox club simply don’t possess the resources to prevent the Hoops from making it eight consecutive league titles in May.
Speaking via Sky Sports, McCoist explained his reasoning, saying: “The European performances have been very good, some excellent. Domestically, which arguably is more important at this particular time, the home form has been very good.
“But they lost four points in the last couple of minutes at Aberdeen – where they probably should have held on – and Motherwell, who probably deserved something from the game.
“The away form hasn’t been as solid as the home form, but there has been a marked improvement in the level of performance, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.
“Has there been enough improvement to go and challenge to win the league? No I don’t think so but I didn’t think there ever would be in the first season.
“Steven is still making his mark on the club and on his own team, and I think that would naturally take time.
Celtic have looked to be hitting top-form of late, which could spell bad news for Rangers and the rest of the Premiership, but is McCoist right in writing off his former club’s chances this early in the campaign?
What do you think of his comments, and Rangers’ start to the season?