MARK ALLEN reckons boss Steven Gerrard is delivering in the manner he always knew he would in his first season at Ibrox.

The Liverpool legend made the move to Glasgow in the summer as he signed a four-year deal with Rangers to succeed Graeme Murty in the dugout.

Gerrard led his side into the group stages of the Europa League as they progressed through four qualifying rounds before narrowly missing out on a place in the knockout stages.

But it is the Old Firm win over Celtic at Ibrox last month that has really delighted the Light Blue legions as Rangers hauled themselves into title contention in the Premiership.

Director of Football Allen was instrumental in bringing Gerrard to Ibrox and is confident the 38-year-old will continue to go from strength to strength this season.

Allen said: “I like winning any game, it is as simple as that. There is no better feeling.

“I thought the lads worked exceptionally hard in that game and, without trying to be controversial in any way, I thought we thoroughly deserved it.

“I have gone on record as saying that I have zero doubts about the manager. It was an easy recommendation for me.

“He is a leader, a winner and he has got in locker that he has had adversity and dealt with it. when you deal with good and bad, it experiences you and puts you in a good place.

“He has been absolutely fantastic and we are all delighted. It is a good operation. We are a group that are very close, we are all on the same page and all want the same thing.”