GRAEME Murty says he and his squad are working tirelessly to deliver silverware to Rangers fans.

The current Gers boss was speaking ahead of this Sunday’s Scottish Cup fifth round trip to play Ayr United and confesses he knows how big winning the trophy would be to the club’s support.

Rangers haven’t won major honours since Walter Smith lifted a league and cup double in the 2011/12 season.

Speaking to the media Murty said: “The fans have been through a great deal at this football club recently and the squad that deliver the first trophy to them will see a massive outpouring of emotion.

“We have to understand that and we have an opportunity, we think on any given day we are more than a match for the teams in this country.

“We have to give ourselves the opportunity to be successful which means we have to plan it, we have to prep it and we have to show an exemplary attitude – if we do that we have an opportunity but we have to be in the next round.

“If we have that attitude and we work extremely hard then we have an opportunity to deliver a cup.

“We want to be pushing and challenging at the very highest level because I think our fans have suffered enough.”

Ayr United go into this weekend’s clash in fine form in League One, sitting just five points off  league leaders Raith Rovers.

Top scorer Lawrence Shankland has netted 22 in 20 games in a devastating start to his career at Somerset Park and Murty admits he knows the fixture will be testing.

He continued: “I am anticipating a real challenge, a team full of confidence who score loads of goals and a fantastic atmosphere.

“It is a real old fashioned cup tie with a massive challenge for us to make sure we don’t become the story of the round by going out to lower league opposition.

“Those guys are going to be giving it absolutely everything they have and rightly so because we are a big scalp, we know that, we understand that and that comes with pressure.

“To play for this football club you have to deal with that pressure and still go out and execute.”

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