Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Second's out as Rangers defender Foster eyes title

Marker: Richard Foster wants Rangers to get a winning s
Marker: Richard Foster wants Rangers to get a winning start

Rangers defender Richard Foster believes victory over Hearts in the Championship opener at Ibrox tomorrow will set the tone for the rest of what he hopes will be another title-winning season.

Scottish football's second tier is set to be the most competitive in the land after Hibernian were also relegated alongside their Edinburgh rivals and Rangers were promoted as League One champions.

Foster, is aware of the importance of starting with a win against one of their main rivals.

"It is going to be really exciting this year with the teams involved," he said.

"In any league campaign it is important to get off to a flying start, more so because Hearts will probably be up there at the end of the season, hopefully with us, fighting for the league.

"It will put down a marker if we can play well, win that game and get the season off to a good start."

Foster admits Rangers' remit is a simple one – to win the title – but stressed that no-one at Ibrox is taking that for granted.

"In any season for a club like Rangers the remit is to win the league," he said.

"We want to win the league; we are not here to come second and go up via the play-offs."

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