WHEN Lee Hodson heard Rangers wanted to bring him to Glasgow last summer he had one thing on his mind – trophies.
The 25-year-old admits adapting to the demands of Ibrox has not been as difficult as he had imagined and he has slotted into a squad who want to go one better in the Scottish Cup this season.
The defender wasn’t at the club last season when the Light Blues agonisingly missed out on the trophy against Hibs but he has been made aware of how important righting that wrong is.
Hodson was an integral part of the Gers side who beat Motherwell with just six minutes left to play on Saturday. Morton are up next in the cup.
He said: “It was one of those that when I was coming to a club like Rangers you know you have to be winning things.
“You want to go to a club where you want to win titles, win cups and at previous clubs I’ve been at I’ve not experienced that.
“I have only experienced one and that was getting promoted to the Championship with MK Dons and that was a fantastic feeling.
“Coming to Rangers for me was to come here and win silverware and every player here wants to do that.
“Adapting to it has not been as tough as I thought it would be. I knew the expectations of the club before I came so I was already in that sort of state of mind, knowing what they expected as a club and what they expected from their players and what the fans expect.
“The lads have unfinished business from last year and we wanted to get through to the next round.
“Coming back from 1-0 down I think shows great character which the lads had to have to come back and win 2-1 with 15 minutes to go.
“The fans were with us right until the end and they were backing us right up until the last minute.
“As a bunch of players we’re still in this cup and our thoughts are to go and try to win it. Every year it would be an aim to win one of the cups if not both.
“After last year we want to put the wrongs of last season right and try to win it.”
Hodson has netted once for Rangers and confesses he is learning from his counterpart James Tavernier in how to attack more.
Mark Warburton’s set-up allows his full-backs to roam forward and the Northern Ireland international says it is something he is working on.
Hodson explained: “How we play here is similar to how I played at MK Dons, they wanted to play out from the back and play football.
“The full-backs had the freedom to get forward so when I came here the transition wasn’t as difficult as it could have been going to somewhere else.
“Personally I am more of a defensive full-back and that is one thing I could also improve on, getting forward and I can learn a lot from Tav because that is one of his strengths, getting forward. His quality of crossing into the box is great.”