NEW Rangers signing Mohamed Diomande has stressed that he and his Ibrox team mates are not thinking about moving to the top of the cinch Premiership ahead of their match against Ross County on Wednesday night.

Philippe Clement’s team will leapfrog their city rivals Celtic into first place in the top flight table if they win their game in hand against managerless County by three goals in Govan in midweek.

However, Clement has repeatedly stressed that he is not interested in his side’s league position and is only focusing on performances and Diomande has clearly embraced that mantra since moving to Scotland last month.

READ MOREPhilippe Clement's team beat Scott Brown's side to progress

The Ivorian midfielder made his first start for Rangers in their Scottish Cup triumph over Ayr United at Ibrox on Saturday night – a result which keeps alive the Viaplay Cup champions’ hopes of completing a domestic treble this season.

The 22-year-old, a £4.5m capture from Nordsjaelland in Denmark last month, admitted that he had moved to Scotland because he wants to land silverware. However, he stated that he was not looking any further ahead than the County fixture.   

The Herald: “One of the main reasons that I joined the club was because I knew it was a big club and an ambitious club,” he said. “The gaffer and the lads have already done well, winning one trophy.

“But I am not going to talk about anything because I have just joined and I am only focusing on the next game. We can only win trophies if we win our next game so the next game is the most important one for me. We will see what happens in the future.

“Like I said it is just the next game for us. We are going to focus on the training. On Monday we will start gearing up for the game. So, yeah, in our mind is to go and win the game. We don’t care what happens in the table now, our focus is to make ourselves strong and we will see what happens.”

READ MOREPhilippe Clement details talks with Rangers over Willie Collum call

Meanwhile, Diomande has insisted that he will not have any difficulties justifying the substantial outlay which it took to secure his signature and expressed hope he can establish himself as a first team regular at Ibrox with the backing of the Rangers supporters. 

“I wouldn’t say this is really a big pressure,” he said. “The fans have been amazing. When I made my debut (in the 2-1 win over Aberdeen last week) and again at the weekend. They make me feel welcome. I hope I can give back to them.

“Yeah, it is a big investment. But I will just look at how I can develop myself and how I can help the team achieve what they want to achieve here. I love it.”