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Rangers star Maurice Edu feeling Ibrox pressure

Rangers will experience contrasting expectations in their next two fixtures but Maurice Edu called for his team-mates to extend their 100% start to the season.

Walter Smith's men will be overwhelming favourites to add to their three wins from three games in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game at Hamilton, but will be underdogs for next Tuesday's Champions League clash away to Manchester United.

Edu believes being labelled favourites against Accies is a more difficult scenario than travelling to Old Trafford, where nothing is expected of Rangers.

“I think those games where you go in as the favourite are sometimes more difficult than the game where you are the underdog,” Edu said.

“There's a lot of pressure on you to go out and win that game because everyone expects that.

“People sell the other team short a little bit by making you the favourite.

“For the team that's the underdog, that adds a little bit of fuel to their fire, to turn heads, prove people wrong and show people that they deserve to be on the same pitch as the favourites.

“Every opponent's going to be different and in some ways you go about the game a little bit differently, but your mentality should be the same.

“You should go out there, leave it all out on the pitch and do everything to try to win the game.

“The Old Trafford game is obviously going to be exciting and we're all looking forward to that, but at the same time you've got to take care of business before that.”

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