ANDY HALLIDAY knows any season where Rangers don’t win silverware can’t be classed as a successful one.

But the 27-year-old can have more confidence than ever before heading into the new campaign that the Light Blues are on the right track under boss Steven Gerrard.

Halliday was part of the Gers side that won promotion to the Premiership but the first two seasons back were tough going on and off the park.

The arrival of Gerrard last summer rejuvenated a disillusioned support and progress has been made in recent months as Rangers have beaten Celtic twice and closed the gap at the top of the Premiership table.

Now Halliday can look forward to Gerrard’s second campaign at the Ibrox helm.

He said: “It has been stuff you might not see. Obviously, the players who have come in have brought quality on the pitch but they have also brought standards and experience off it too.

“We’ve got a lot more leaders in the dressing room, a better mentality in the group that creates a better atmosphere and togetherness and that reflects in the progress we’ve made on the pitch. Thankfully I don’t need to go into a summer with my head up my bum for four weeks so I can enjoy it and look forward to what we can hopefully achieve next year.

“I won’t shy away from the fact we’ve fallen short. Ultimately, we haven’t won a trophy and that’s not good enough but I’m certainly filled with a lot of belief going into next year.

“You always have confidence in the group but now I have real confidence as we have better quality and we have mentally tougher characters in the dressing room as well.”