Steven Gerrard is”well aware” of this job he signed for and says”let me tell you” Rangers have improved.

The Ibrox side were knocked out of the Scottish Cup on Tuesday, losing to Aberdeen at a cup competition for the second time this season.

Gerrard’s team are next at the Scottish Premiership – eight points behind defending champions Celtic.

“I have picked myself back up and that I can guarantee you that I’ll improve personally moving forward,” he said.

“I am well conscious of the project I signed up for. I understand after a few bad consequences pundits and keyboard wizards will be there. That is ok. Certainly, we’ve improved, the majority of players we’ve earned have exploded, a few have not and we’ll continue to improve the squad going forward.

“We’re doing everything we can to make Rangers a winning team however it can not happen over night. There needed to be considered a group overhaul when I arrived. There’ll be change and better players to add higher quality but that I really don’t expect exactly the same in terms of numbers, we need a little bit of magic and a couple of key additions.”

The former Liverpool and England captain, 38, says”it’s been rough” since the midweek quarter final playoff defeat at Ibrox.

Gerrard, that came at Glasgow past summer after Rangers’ second straight third-placed finish, has injury doubts over midfielders Scott Arfield along with Ryan Jack to get Saturday’s home league match against Kilmarnock.

Defender Nikola Katic was fighting with illness however Eros Grezda has returned to training and Gerrard says fellow long term and winger Jamie Murphy”is on course for its back end of this summer season”.

“There’ll be changes to this XI come the weekend,” Gerrard added. “The worst thing as a footballer is to eliminate a match and to feel like you have not done yourself or your supporters justice. It’s interesting for me at the weekend to determine what characters I have.

“I have not said far – sometimes that you never have to say much – the players understand how the supporters and team are feeling. It’s in what you do to the pitch. Should they have anything regarding them and so they understand the golf club, it ought to be straightforward as exactly what they have to provide ahead.

“Techniques and information have to come next sometimes, I am expecting a performance for those supporters as Tuesday was a difficult one to take. The players have to think about what the supporters want to watch.”