STEVEN GERRARD says that his players are growing in confidence and want to build belief in Rangers supporters.

Speaking at today’s press conference ahead of the match against St Mirren at Ibrox on Sunday, the Gers boss spoke about how his squad want to play with an intensity and aggression that the fans will appreciate.

He said: “I think that the players are trying to make the supporters proud of the team.

“They understand that they haven’t been at it for the last couple of seasons and the fans demand more.

“The expectations are high and they are doing their best to deliver performances that the fans are proud of. I feel that with every home game we are growing and getting that little bit more confidence and little bit more belief in ourselves.

“I think that the second half performance last night was the strongest that we have looked if you look at the forty five minutes.

“The challenge for us is whether we can play with that intensity and aggression over the ninety minutes and become a strong team with consistently at home, that’s the challenge for us.”

The Gers welcome St Mirren to Ibrox on Sunday for the first home Ladbrokes Premiership match of the season and Gerrard says that he wants Ibrox to become a fortress that opposition fear coming to.

He continued: “These are games that we have to win and take maximum points from.

“The idea is to try and make Ibrox a fortress, but I think the mentality has to be that whatever team comes to Ibrox, in whatever competition, we need to own the stadium

“We need to perform like a Rangers team should perform. We should be front foot and aggressive and we control it with our style and how we want it to look.

“We are not good enough at the moment, and we haven’t been good enough of late, in terms of the last few years in order to pick and choose our games when we turn up and who we turn up against.

“We can’t just think that it’s a big game today, so we’ll turn up. Every single game is big at Ibrox. Whether it be in the league or in the cup or the Europa League, that has got to be the mentality.

“Whoever comes in to our stadium has to feel this new Rangers team.”

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