Mark Burchill admits he is planning to add to Rangers' woes tomorrow with the help of former Celtic managers Martin O'Neill and Kenny Dalglish.

The Livingston striker was promoted to manager from his assistant's role at the West Lothian outfit after John McGlynn was sacked on Tuesday. The much-travelled former Celtic, Portsmouth, Hearts and Dundee player faces a baptism of fire with Saturday's trip to Ibrox coming a week before a visit of Championship leaders Hearts.

But Burchill plans to tap into his experiences under O'Neill and Dalglish as he plans for this weekend's clash. Burchill, who has inherited a team that are four points adrift at the basement, said: "You take bits from every manager you've played under, even when you look back and think, 'wow, that was brilliant' or 'wow, that was so wrong'.

"They are the things you try and put together and try and manipulate yourself when you're in that situation. How would I have done it? The likes of Martin O'Neill and Harry Redknapp, their man-management was second to none.

"Kenny Dalglish was similar; you've never seen anything like it. They can get the worst player in the world playing at the top level with just a few words, it was the way they did it. If you go about it the right way and are honest with people, I think you can really have the coaching and man-management sides married together.

"I'm trying to change the players' mentality and get them to look positively at things, yes we're bottom of the league but we want to be positive and look up the way."