JACK SIMPSON is confident he can hit the heights expected of him at Rangers after making his debut in the win over Dundee United on Sunday.

The defender clinched a deadline day switch to Ibrox as boss Steven Gerrard moved to bring him on board from Bournemouth ahead of schedule after initially agreeing a Bosman deal.

Simpson replaced Filip Helander for the final 23 minutes of the Premiership clash as Rangers ran out 4-1 winners over Micky Mellon's side to move within touching distance of the Premiership title.

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Gerrard admitted afterwards that Simpson may have to be patient in his pursuit of further game time this term and the 24-year-old is determined to get up to speed as quickly as possible with the champions-elect.



Simpson said: "I am delighted to have made my debut and the most important thing is three points.

"But, especially from the back four and goalkeeper's point of view, we are disappointed to concede a sloppy goal towards the end there as clean sheets mean a lot to us with the standards we set here. So I am pleased, but also a little disappointed.

"The standard is very high here. Just come coming in to training, everyone is on it here and not even just on the pitch, but around the training ground and the gym, the standards are set very high and everyone is expected to do everything they can to be ready for matchday.



"So I have been very impressed so far. I feel like the more I learn how the team plays and the more game time I get, the more comfortable I feel and I think I had can add something.

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"I feel comfortable on the ball and I want to bring the ball out and be aggressive defensively on and off the ball.

"So I definitely feel like I can add something to the team seeing the way they play."