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Winning nous: Gary McAllister
Winning nous: Gary McAllister

By Euan Parsons

Rangers assistant boss Gary McAllister used an example from his own playing career to illustrate his view that winning is a habit as he highlighted the importance of ending the Ibrox club's long wait for silverware.

The Light Blues' hectic fixture schedule continues as they travel to Livingston for their Betfred Cup quarter-final clash tonight, but McAllister insisted Steven Gerrard's side would be giving the game their full attention because the competition represents the first opportunity to win a trophy this season.

Rangers have not won a major trophy since 2011 and McAllister believes the first one they get could open the floodgates, just as it did when the Liverpool side both he and Gerrard played for in 2001 won the League Cup, the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup.

He said: "I can talk about my experiences. I definitely think that the Worthington (League) Cup victory when I played at Liverpool was the real catalyst to going on and winning that treble.

"I think a first trophy would bring back a greater belief, within the club and the fantastic fan base that we've got here.

"Getting that first one is crucial. We're in four competitions. This is an early opportunity to try and get to Hampden.

"People might look at it and say it's at the bottom of our priority list but no - I think this club needs to win."

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