Ferguson hails Smith impact at Rangers
"You saw the mess we were in at club level. But we aimed for second with Celtic so far in front and it was a miracle that we got back at them," said Ferguson.
"To be honest, we have started this season better than we could have expected. We have a new team, with lots of players in and out, but the guys who have joined have adjusted, settled and want to be part of the team and the squad. I have always said that is a massive, massive thing. Some of them are foreign and don't speak much English, but all the new guys understand what is expected at a club our size and go out and give everything to achieve our goals."