ANDY Halliday says the Rangers squad are ready to step up and shoulder the responsibility of playing for the Ibrox side as they head to St Mirren this weekend.

The Gers are looking for a win in the Premiership after a disappointing week of results and Halliday is confident of the characters in the Light Blues’ dressing room to deliver it.

The utility man, who replaced Jon Flanagan at half-time of the Gers 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in midweek, has warned Steven Gerrard’s team can’t drop anymore “silly” points.

Speaking to the media on Friday he said: “ It is all well and good when you are winning three, four or five nil every week. Boys can come out, they can express themselves and it is all joy about the place.

“You get yourself into a European group stage and you are winning league games but this is when your character is going to be tested. This is when you are going to be judged that little bit more in the stands and in the media.

“I definitely think we have the group of boys who can handle that but it is all talk, it is about showing that.

“Saturday is a massive game for us because like we said it is a blip and it is important we realise that. The table is certainly not too far away from us just now but we can’t drop any more silly points.

“We have got experienced players in there but it is still players that might have not played for a club in their career that is expected to win every week.

“It can be difficult but like we said that is why we’re here, that is why you want to play for a big club, you want that expectation.”

Halliday believes this Rangers team can reap the rewards of their hard work at the end of the campaign because their quality could be too much to handle in Scotland.

He continued: “You fight for it to get the rewards at the end of the season so that is certainly what we are striving to do.

“We have improved our quality this season and in terms of depth but I think it is important we keep everyone fit.

“As long as the boys are aware of the challenge that is ahead, because it will be tough but we have the mentality to handle it.”

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