JACK SIMPSON is sure Rangers will bring out the best in him professionally and personally in the coming years as he looks to establish himself at Ibrox.

The defender made the move north of the border from Bournemouth during the winter transfer window and was handed his debut in the victory over Dundee United at the end of February.

Simpson is competing with Filip Helander and Leon Balogun for the starting spot alongside Connor Goldson at present and could have a part to play as Rangers bid for Scottish Cup glory this term.

Rangers have already wrapped up the Premiership title and the 24-year-old has quickly become accustomed to the standards expected as he settles into life at Ibrox.

Simpson told RangersTV: "Before I even came here and before I decided to come, it was definitely something that was in my mind and thinking ‘do I think I will progress as a player?’.

"I felt like it was the best place for me to come to do that. Since being here, seeing the work ethic and what is expected of you, there is a silent work ethic that everyone puts in.

"It doesn’t need to be said, it is just expected. I can tell it is going to improve me as a player and a person and feel it is definitely the best place for me to progress as a player.

"I remember the first time I came to the stadium and Ross Wilson showed me around.

"The Trophy Room just blew me away and I couldn’t believe how much was in there. He said that wasn’t everything and it was quite impressive.

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"I hadn’t really seen anything like that. Just the history, it is a modern stadium that still keeps the old culture and the old stuff in there.

"You can really feel the culture and the history of the club and the fact that we have now added to that to make it 55 makes it even more special."