Steven Gerrard has revealed he is on the brink of signing a contract extension with Rangers.

Rangers appointed Gerrard on a four-year deal in May 2018 and the former Liverpool midfielder led them to second in the Scottish Premiership in his first season in charge.

The 39-year-old missed out on a first piece of silverware in senior management after a controversial 1-0 loss to rivals Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday.

However, Gerrard remains committed to guiding the club back to their previous heights after they were relegated to the Third Division for the 2012-13 season.

"The club approached me probably a week, 10 days ago about a new deal and it's a pretty simple decision as far as I'm concerned," said the Liverpool legend.

"I'm happy here and I'm as hungry and determined to get the good days back here as I ever was, so talks have been pretty straightforward and positive.

"When it's signed and announced you'll have to wait and see."

Gerrard stated official confirmation of renewals for Allan McGregor and Steven Davis could arrive after Rangers take on Young Boys on Thursday with a place in the last 32 of the Europa League on the line. He also hopes to tie down Bournemouth loanee Jermain Defoe beyond this season.

"[Extensions for] Allan McGregor and Steven Davis are imminent. That'll be very close and will probably be announced after Thursday's game. But that's all agreed," said Gerrard.

"They're two players I want around for a year's extension on top of this year.

"Jermain's is a bit different because he's a Bournemouth player until the end of the season but it's a similar situation in the fact that we want him to stay around.

"We'll obviously deal with that as and when we need to."

Sheyi Ojo said Rangers set out to beat Feyenoord for Fernando Ricksen and dedicated his winning goal to the club's former captain.

Liverpool loanee Ojo scored with a scorching effort after 23 minutes of Rangers' Europa League Group G opener at Ibrox to calm his side's nerves after James Tavernier missed a penalty.

Rangers withstood a spell of late Feyenoord pressure to emerge with a 1-0 victory that Ojo said was fuelled by self-belief and a determination to honour the memory of Ricksen, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 and died on Wednesday.

"It was a nice goal but the most important thing was to get the win today and we've done that," Ojo told BT Sport.

"We believe in ourselves and know what we're capable of. It's about putting on a good performance for our home fans.

"All the players were saying before the game we have to do it for him [Ricksen]. Not only him but what he represents – the fighting spirit he showed in his last few years.

"My goal celebration was dedicated to him."

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reflected on three points he felt his players deserved despite Allan McGregor having to make two saves late in the game to preserve their lead.

The home side had 20 shots on goal compared to Feyenoord's 16, and Gerrard said his side's creativity - along with the atmosphere inside Ibrox - proved key on an emotional night for the club.

"Over 90 minutes, if you look at the chances, we deserved to win," said Gerrard. "Sometimes you have to perform out of possession and defensively we were very well organised.

"The atmosphere was fantastic, very fitting, and we're just pleased we put in a performance his [Ricksen's] young family can be very proud of.

"I'm sure Fernando was looking down. The players gave a lot of commitment and effort – exactly how he used to play. Everyone connected to the club has been down and we wanted to lift that."

Looking ahead to his side's next Europa League fixture, away at Young Boys on October 3, Gerrard added: "It's an important win but there's a long way to go. We expect a tougher challenge.

"The group is going to be a long, hard challenge."

Sheyi Ojo scored with a blistering strike to help Rangers to a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord, giving Steven Gerrard the tribute he wanted to former captain Fernando Ricksen.

Gerrard had said a victory in his side's Europa League Group G opener would be a fitting way to celebrate the life of fans' favourite Ricksen, who died on Wednesday after a long battle with motor neurone disease, and Ojo's first-half winner was enough to secure it.

The 22-year-old Liverpool loanee delivered a moment of real quality to separate the two teams, on a night when impressive finishing was in short supply at Ibrox.

Yet the way Rangers blunted Feyenoord's attacking threat will have pleased Gerrard as he plots a course through a competition he won as a player in its previous guise as the UEFA Cup.

After Feyenoord's Sam Larsson missed an early close-range chance, centre-back Edgar Le handled in his own box only for Rangers captain James Tavernier to send the ensuing penalty kick wide, clipping the outside of the post with his low, side-footed attempt.

The hosts kept the pressure on and Scott Arfield hit the post before Borna Barisic's brave challenge presented Ojo with a chance 20 yards from goal and the winger unleashed a resplendent left-footed drive that bulged the left side of Kenneth Vermeer's net.

Ojo hit the woodwork from just inside the box five minutes from half-time, but Feyenoord started the second half brightly as Steven Berghuis sent a diving header just wide.

Substitute Luciano Narsingh gave the Eredivisie side a lift and he went clean through on goal five minutes from time but Allan McGregor got down well to save his low shot, preserving Rangers' clean sheet on an emotional night for their supporters.

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