GLEN KAMARA has never been one to grab the headlines or seek the spotlight but it is becoming increasingly difficult for Rangers to keep his talent from going unnoticed.

There is nothing flashy about the way in which the midfielder operates, but he has been thoroughly impressive once again this season. Kamara arrived from Dundee with plenty of promise, and he is now realising it under Steven Gerrard’s guidance.

His performance in the Old Firm win earlier this month was arguably the finest of his time at Rangers but his standards have rarely slipped from such lofty levels. At 25, it cannot be said he is at the peak of his powers, but he is playing the most consistently impressive football of his career.

Whether it was the Europa League victory over Lech Poznan on Thursday night or it is the trip to Kilmarnock on Premiership duty on Sunday, Kamara isn’t fazed by the challenge and the occasion. He is cool, calm and collected.

“I feel confident, I feel good,” Kamara said. “I just feel like I’m playing at a good level right now and hopefully I can continue getting better.

“I guess the more games you play, you get more confident and you get more accustomed to everyone around you.

“I’m just used to all the boys now. I’m excited to be here and hopefully I can just carry it on.

“Definitely [I have improved thanks to playing in Europe]. It’s just like at international level, you are playing against different opponents.

“It’s always nice to play in Europe. I’m always excited to play in it. It’s a good competition to really test yourself.

“The manager has been really helpful. He’s just told me to go out there and be confident and play my game. He has really given me that belief to go out there and do well.”

That message from Gerrard has certainly had an impact on Kamara but there are several members of the Ibrox squad that have benefitted from the coaching and advice from the Ibrox boss and his staff this term.

The midfield that Kamara is an integral part of has operated at a high level throughout the campaign. Combined to the potent attacking threats and a defence that has recorded 14 clean sheets from 17 outings, it is easy to see why Rangers have been as successful so far this term.

That clean sheet record has been the foundation for Gerrard’s side. The individual components have been key, but it is very much a collective effort.

“It’s a whole team thing, not just the midfielders,” Kamara said. “The defence has been magnificent.

“It starts from the top as well with the strikers, no 10s, wide players … they have all been great for us. I feel like as a unit we are working hard to keep clean sheets.

“We are just really focused on every game that comes, all just really focused on the games ahead. And we have been really good defensively so hopefully we can carry it on.

“I get on with all the midfielders really well. I feel like we have all gelled together a lot more than we did last season.

“We are all playing some good football and enjoying ourselves. Hopefully we can keep on doing well.

“I think it comes with time as well. You get to know someone a little bit more. The more you play with each other, the better understanding you get of each other.”

As the clean sheets and the wins have been racked up this term, the momentum has built and confidence levels have risen, both inside and outside of Ibrox.

The trip to Rugby Park tomorrow is another hurdle for Rangers to overcome. Their recent record there – which leaves them with just one league win in eight – is a concern and Gerrard has seen previous title dreams suffer with nightmare results in Ayrshire.

“We just have to focus on every game this season,” Kamara said. “We want to go there and win. I know it’s a tough place to go but I feel like we have enough to go there and get a win.

“There have been a few games where people probably thought we might drop some points, or we haven’t done as well in the past, but I feel like we have done really well and picked up points where we probably wouldn’t have.”

Kamara has been through those low points with Gerrard’s side over the last couple of seasons but the next few months could provide him with the ultimate highs as Rangers look to lift domestic silverware and he prepares for the European Championships with Finland.

A new deal to keep him at Ibrox would be the perfect starting point for the former Arsenal kid and Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to retain Kamara’s services for the long term.

"I’m just focused on playing for Rangers and doing well for the team," Kamara said when asked if there had been any progress on his contract talks. "Hopefully I can carry on doing well.

"It’s definitely nice to hear [that the manager wants me to get a new deal]. He’s a big manager and I’m always delighted to have that kind of praise but I’m focused on my football and whatever happens from there happens."