DANIEL CANDEIAS insists he has no intention of leaving Rangers this summer as he looks to help Steven Gerrard's side to title success.

The Portuguese was an integral part of Gerrard's squad during his first campaign as Ibrox boss.

Gerrard has already added strength and depth to his Gers ranks ahead of next term and there will be more competition for places in the wide areas following the signings of Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie.

Further deals will be completed in the coming weeks as Rangers prepare for the Europa League qualifiers and another shot at the Premiership title.

And Candeias, who was signed by Pedro Caixinha two years ago, is determined to play his part after settling into life in Glasgow.

He said: “We improved from last season to this, we had a good campaign in the Europa League. Individually I think it was another good season without injuries and 52 games. I’m glad I did, we can always do more, but overall I’m happy.

"I always have to do better than the previous season.

"That’s about winning titles because a club like Rangers lives with it and those fans deserve it for the support they always give. That is my main goal, to help the club.

"At this moment I do not think of going back. I always follow our championship and I want to play again, but not for now. I want to stay abroad for a few years.

"Yes, it is true, many loans were not what I wanted. Where I had the most stability was in the Nacional de Madeira, that's where I really showed my value and I have now shown that since I have been away.

"It is a good thing that this is the end of the loans, it does not make sense from the age of 27 to always go on loan. But it passed and now I'm even happier.

"Playing in Spain was fantastic but Turkey and Scotland was where I felt happiest and now playing in the Rangers with those fans is a fantastic thing. What an environment."