BARRIE MCKAY is determined to rise to the challenge laid down by boss Pedro Caixinha as he strives for improvement at Ibrox.

The winger was dropped for the win over Aberdeen a fortnight ago and lasted just 45 minutes of the victory against Partick Thistle on Saturday.

Caixinha has demanded better from McKay to ensure he takes his game to the next level for Rangers and Scotland.

And the 22-year-old hopes his words of wisdom will help him become a more consistent performer for the Light Blues.

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McKay told RangersTV: “The manager has asked a little bit different of me, he has asked me to run in behind a lot more rather than always coming to get the ball at feet.

“I think it has been good for me; it is stuff I need to add to my game so I need to take on board what he’s saying and get on with it.

“Since he has come in I have probably had a few one on one conversation with him and they have been pretty positive.

“He has done that with a few of the other boys as well and I think the boys have felt the positivity from it.

“I think every manager is different in what they need and the way that they want to play.

“When he first came in he took us all and said look this is what I want to happen and this is how I want to play then he went through us individually and said what he wanted from us.”