Rangers may trail unbeaten Hearts by 13 points in the Championship but midfielder Fraser Aird reckons the Ibrox squad is superior.
Hearts visit Glasgow on Friday looking for a hat-trick of wins over their nearest challengers.
"They are flying right now and scoring a lot of goals," said Aird.
"But I still think that we have a better squad than them and better individual players but we need to go out and prove that."
Hearts have won 17 of their 20 league games and new striker Genero Zeefuik reckons another victory at Ibrox would end the title race.
But Canadian teenager Aird was in defiant mood, insisting Rangers are still very much in the hunt for the one automatic promotion spot.
"They haven't really had a bad spell but hopefully we can change that and see where it goes from there," he added.
"I wouldn't say this game on Friday will decide the league. Hopefully we can win and put a lot pressure on them.
"We were unlucky against them when we played them at home, when they scored with the last kick of the ball, pretty much.
"The boys are disappointed with the position we are in the league.
"But we have a chance to make that a wee bit better on Friday.
"We are training well and working hard and we have a belief that we can win."