THERE is a feelgood factor around Rangers right now after Steven Gerrard’s side moved top of the Premiership last weekend with the 5-0 victory over Hamilton.

But I think the manager has handled it really well. Yes, it is nice to be top, but there is still a long, long way to go this season.

Rangers are two points ahead and will now be looking to extend that advantage if they can.

It is a long time since we have been top of the league and it is a fantastic feeling.

But we will only stay there and have a successful season if we are consistent and that is the challenge now.

There will be times where we don’t play well but we still have to win the games. That is what makes you title contenders.

Celtic have done that over the last few years and that is why they have been as successful.

We now have to prove that we can do that and build on the run we have put together since the Old Firm game a few weeks ago.

Rangers were top briefly last season but being in this position with both ourselves and Celtic having played the same number of games is certainly encouraging for the manager and the players.

But Steven won’t allow anyone to get carried away and the supporters shouldn’t do that either.

Yes, it is great to have a two point lead and a better goal difference. It is all looking good, but it is still very early doors and now is not the time to look too far ahead.

Having been there and won the league with Rangers, I know you don’t take anything for granted. Now it is about keeping that feelgood factor going for as long as possible.