I URGED Graeme Murty to bring Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace into the Rangers dressing room before games a few weeks ago even though the pair were out injured.

I thought that having vice-captain Miller and captain Wallace around the place would help get the players focused and fired up ahead of kick-off.

So I was pleased to see that Jimmy Nicholl had been appointed as assistant manager at Ibrox this week - because I think he'll do exactly the same thing.

Jimmy has obviously played for Rangers before and appreciates exactly what is required at the Ibrox club. But he knows how to get the very best out of players.

He is not the type of character who will just bawl and scream at players either. He is the sort of individual who will put an arm around their shoulders when it is required as well. He will help them to perform.

He is a larger-than-life personality who can lift a group of players with a bit of laughter and fun when the time is right. He is also a very good coach as well and is serious when he needs to be.

Jimmy has been there and done it both as a player and as a manager and his experience will be invaluable for Graeme Murty. I think it is a wonderful move.

Jonatan Johansson is obviously part of Graeme’s backroom and has many great strengths which he brings to his role with the first team.

But Jimmy won’t be frightened to tell players where they are going wrong or that he wants more out of them and will perform an important job in the second half of the season and beyond.