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The 2010-11 Scottish Premier League winning Rangers team: where are they now?

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The 2010/11 season was the last time Scottish giants Rangers won the League title. The club then went into financial difficulties before suffering demotion to the third division. Despite working their way back up to the top flight, it is hard to see the side competing for the championship anytime soon.

Rangers last wrapped up the Scottish first division title seven seasons ago after a thumping 5-1 win away at Kilmarnock. That was Walter Smith's last game in charge.

Here is a look back at Rangers' starting eleven from that day and where they are now.

Goalkeeper

Between the sticks for Rangers was Scotland international Allan McGregor. He has played for Championship side Hull City since 2013. He left Rangers in 2012 after playing over 200 games, signing for Turkish side Beşiktaş for just over £1 million. He left Turkey after just one season to join Hull.

Defence

Playing right-back was Steven Whittaker. He is now back playing for Hibernian, the team he started his career at as a youngster. He left Rangers after the club went into administration to join Norwich City on a four-year deal. He spent five seasons with the Canaries.

David Weir played on the right of the two centre-backs. He retired in 2012. He is currently the assistant manager at Nottingham Forest, working with his former Rangers colleague Mark Warburton. Alongside Weir was Algerian international Madjid Bougherra, who has also retired from the game. He ended his career with Greek side Aris.

At left-back was Sasa Papac, who retired in 2012 due to a groin injury. He now works as the director of football for FK Željezničar Sarajevo.

Midfield

Rangers played with a 4-3-3 formation. The man playing on the right of midfield was Steven Davis. The Northern Ireland international now plays for Premier League side Southampton and has done since leaving Scotland for just under £1 million in 2012.

Next to Davis in the centre was Maurice Edu. He now plays in America for Bethlehem Steel FC on loan from Philadelphia Union. He is back in the USA after a failed spell at Stoke City.

The man who completed the midfield three was Gregg Wylde. Now 26 years-old, he plays his football for League One side Plymouth Argyle after spells with Bolton, Aberdeen, St. Mirren and Millwall.

Attack

The first of the three strikers was Kyle Lafferty. Like Davis, Lafferty is also a Northern Ireland international. He is now back playing in Scotland for Hearts. He left Rangers in 2012 to sign for FC Sion on a free transfer. He has since had spells at Palermo, Norwich City, Çaykur Rizespor and Birmingham City.

In the centre was Nikica Jelavic. The Croatian striker now plays in the Chinese league for Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng. Since leaving Rangers for Everton for £5 million in January 2012, he has played for the Toffees, Hull City and West Ham in the Premier League.

The final player in the starting eleven was Steven Naismith. The Scottish striker was a fan's favourite for Rangers. He now plays for Norwich City. He, like Jelavic, joined Everton from Rangers in 2012. Though Naismith moved to Merseyside on a free transfer.

Harry Mail

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