JOHN LUNDSTRAM believes victory over Hibernian was a statement of intent from Rangers as he backed the champions to move through the gears sooner rather than later.

Steven Gerrard's side consolidated their place at the top of the Premiership with a comeback win on Sunday thanks to second half headers from Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos.

Rangers have come in for criticism for the lacklustre level of their performances in recent weeks and went into the Ibrox clash on the back of a second consecutive Europa League defeat.

Gerrard was enthusiastic about their showing against Hibernian, though, and Lundstram reckons there is plenty more to come after Rangers got the rewards that their efforts merited.

Lundstram said: "It is a big statement that. I think second half we were brilliant and we could have got a couple more if we were a bit more composed at times.

"It is a good statement of intent, it puts us back top. We need to build on that.

"I think everyone can see there is more to come. We have been getting results in the league, obviously not against Motherwell at home, but it is still a little bit that is not quite clicking at times.

"I think at times [on Sunday] it did click, you could see it click and it was nice to watch with good football and we could have opened them up more.

"I think everyone can see there is more to come from and once we do find that groove we will be a powerful team.

"It is a positive that we are getting results. We are our biggest critics in the dressing room.

"Sometimes we have won games and we know it can be better. It is a positive when you think you can do better when we have won a game.

"We are striving to be better and that is the mentality of the manager and mentality of the staff."