STEVEN GERRARD has been blown away by the number of season tickets sold ahead of his debut season as Rangers manager.

A record number of fans have secured their seats for the 2018/19 campaign and Gerrard was delighted when told of the unprecedented demand.

In an exclusive interview with RangersTV at The Hummel Training Centre, his first since being appointed manager on May 4, the England legend said: “That’s all good, positive news – the season tickets and the fans’ excitement.

“This club is about the fans, we are aware of that, and we want to give them a team that they are proud of, an exciting team.

“But first and foremost the players need to understand the fans’ demands and the demands of this football club, and that’s what me and my staff will be reminding them every single day.

“We need to have standards and levels around this training facility to improve, to learn, to grow and to become a solid team so we can deliver results when we get down to Ibrox and other stadiums around the world.

“We want the players to buy into it, we want them to push and we want them to try and hit certain levels and standards that this club accepts because, unfortunately, levels haven’t been hit in recent times and that’s the reason why I’m here.”

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