IT was a case of third time lucky for Rangers on Saturday as the Ibrox crowd were finally sent home happy and Pedro Caixinha’s side picked up their first home win of the Premiership campaign.

Now midfielder Josh Windass hopes there are plenty more to come from the Light Blues as they look to make the most of their familiar surroundings and put together a sustained run of form in the top flight.

After starting their campaign with a battling win at Motherwell, Rangers had six points in their sights ahead of the visits of Hibernian and Hearts on successive weekends. Only one was collected, though.

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The red card that was shown to midfielder Ryan Jack changed the course of the Hibs clash as Neil Lennon’s side inflicted a controversial defeat on the Gers.

And just seven days later Hearts stood firm and ground out a goalless draw as Rangers failed to fire in the final third and were held on home soil.

Thankfully for Caixinha, it was a different story on Saturday. Four goals were scored and three points were collected as Dundee were seen off with relative ease.

And Windass was pleased to see the Light Blues add another win to their tally as they returned from the international break with a comfortable Ibrox victory.

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“I think we deserved to win both of those games [against Hibs and Hearts],” he said.

“The Hibs game, we started really well in the first 30 minutes and then there was Jacko’s red card, which has obviously been talked about quite a lot.

“So it was nice to get the win [against Dundee], and it was a good win.

“Since the manager has come in, he has mentioned it a few times that we have got to make Ibrox our fortress. That is harder than it sounds.

“We have got a win on Saturday and hopefully we can carry it on.”

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Most of the noises emanating from the stands on Saturday were positive ones as Alfredo Morelos hit a brace and Windass and Carlos Pena also found the target.

It wasn’t a completely polished performance from Caixinha’s side, but it was another step in the right direction after a mixed few weeks at the start of the campaign.

Rangers dropped points against the likes of Hamilton and Ross County and were beaten by Aberdeen and Celtic in front of their own fans last term.

The Ibrox crowd can be impatient when things aren’t going the Gers’ way, but Windass knows the expectation levels should be relished rather than feared.

“Before you come to the club, you don’t really realise how difficult it can be to play here sometimes,” he said.

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“But you are playing in front of 50,000 and that is what you dream of as a kid, to play in front of audiences like that.

“If they get on your back, you have just got to blank it out and try and carry on.”

Rangers’ fortunes may have fluctuated in recent times but they have received significant backing at home and on the road as the Light Blue legions look to roar Caixinha’s side to success this season.

Frustrations peaked on several occasions last term as Gers fans voiced their displeasure at the fare on show and saw their team toil in the top flight.

There have only been a few howls of derision and anger at Ibrox this time out, but Windass is confident Caixinha’s side can handle the heat from a demanding support.

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“We have scored a few early goals since the new lads have come in, so I don’t think they have felt that roar like that,” he said. “Hopefully they don’t have to feel it.

“At some point during the season, they will feel the crowd and that is when it is important to concentrate on the game.

“But the crowd here are unbelievable, there is 50,000 here every week and it is a dream to play in front of.”

The next time Caixinha’s side stride out of the tunnel at Ibrox, it will be to face their biggest test of the campaign so far as Celtic arrive in Govan.

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Before that, Rangers will make the short trip to Firhill twice in the coming days as they face Partick Thistle on Premiership and Betfred Cup duty.

It is a chance for the Light Blues to build some momentum and Windass is determined to taste two derby wins before the first Old Firm fixture of the campaign.

“We have got the double header with Partick and those are the games that are on our minds at the moment,” he said. “The lads aren’t thinking about the Celtic game.

“Hopefully we can get the three points in the league and we can get through to the cup semi-final. Then we will take the Celtic game from there.

“It is difficult in this league because teams come and are hard to break down but hopefully we can get the wins we need and carry on.

“The only way to get confidence is to keep winning. That is easier said than done but the lads have just got to keep winning and try and carry on the momentum.”