RANGERS legend Willie Henderson fears his old club will be unable to stop Celtic winning 10 league titles in a row.
Celtic are running away with the Premiership this season as they zero in on six successive crowns.
Brendan Rodgers’ men currently sit a massive 19 points ahead with a game in hand over their Ibrox rivals.
Henderson admitted: “I can’t see, with the way things are going, that there’s any way to stop Celtic doing 10 in a row. I just can’t. It’s a figure I’m not looking forward to seeing.
“Money has a huge part to play in stopping Celtic doing 10 in a row. Unless there is a hard cash investment for the club to spend on players, then it is going to be tough for the next few years.
“What is causing a problem regarding money being spent on the pitch is that there are so many problems behind the scenes.
“This goes back to people involved with the club and what they were doing. That’s the position they have left the club in. Let’s hope the people that left the club in that state get attended to.
“I would hope Rangers could challenge next year, but, being realistic, I’d say two to three years.”
However, the 72-year-old former winger insisted Mark Warburton is the right man for the job to turn around the fortunes of the Govan side.
Henderson said: “I think he’s done very well considering he’s working with one hand tied behind his back.
“He has limited amounts of money to spend on players. At the moment, there is a strong chance Rangers could finish second.
“I have never been happy in my life to finish second top to Celtic. But I don’t think there is any other manager who could have done better than Mark Warburton.
“Rangers players and fans don’t want to finish in second place, but it is a hard ask to do anything else under the current circumstances.
“I think Mark is the type of guy who would like to see the job done at Rangers. I think he would love the pride of putting Rangers back alongside Celtic.
“He’s the kind of guy that would relish that and it would be a big feather in his cap. I think he likes being at Rangers.”
Henderson looked at the summer signing policy that saw Warburton bring in Joey Barton, now back with Burnley, of course, and Nico Kranjcar, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
He added: “I had my doubts about Barton and Kranjcar. Scottish football is quick and to bring in people at 34 into the midfield or up front is a big deal. I did question it. I would not like to see many 34-year-olds brought into the club.
“I would like to see more young players. I can understand he wanted experience, but youth is a better direction.”