FRASER Aird is confident he can keep his run in the Rangers first-team going thanks to his manager's loyalty.

Aird started a run of nine consecutive games for the Gers against Dunfermline at East End Park back on December 30.

The Canada-born starlet, who came through the youth ranks at Murray Park, has performed well out wide for the runaway SPFL League One leaders.

And the 19-year-old is confident he can remain involved in all competitions between now and the end of the campaign.

For he reckons Light Blues gaffer Ally McCoist always keeps faith in his charges as long as they are winning games for him.

Aird told RangersTV: "Hopefully I can keep myself in the team. I've been on a good run lately and I'm enjoying life right now.

"I'm enjoying playing football and that's what it's all about, trying to get yourself in the team and keeping your spot. It's a major thing for a young boy.

"The gaffer is very loyal and I remember when I wasn't in the side it was winning and he kept the same team.

"I've been lucky to have been a part of that now and I've kept my spot so hopefully we can keep up our winning ways and I can keep myself involved."

Ahead of the game with Stenhousemuir on Saturday, he added: "You can see from my game that I'm improving as the games go on. I'm getting better each week. I'm certainly trying to do that.

"I'm coming into training and working my socks off and I'm trying to improve, then when it comes to a game I'm giving my all for the team.

"If I can put on a good performance, hopefully that gives me a chance to play the week after, but I take every game as it comes.

"I'm flying high right now and my confidence is high. Hopefully I can keep that up. I'm in the position now so I want to make the jersey mine and stay in the team."