JAMES TAVERNIER insists Rangers won't get ahead of themselves in the aftermath of Old Firm victory despite laying down a marker of their title intentions with a commanding win over Celtic on Saturday.

Steven Gerrard's side moved four points clear of their Premiership rivals as Connor Goldson netted in either half of a one-sided derby at Parkhead.

Celtic still have a game in hand to play but the nature of the performance and result was a show of intent from the Gers as they maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Rangers have beaten Celtic in Gerrard's first two seasons as boss - including the win at Parkhead in December - to take some initiative in the title race. But they have been unable to convert those one-off triumphs into a sustained challenge as Celtic have moved to nine-in-a-row.

Rangers will return to action when they travel to face Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

And captain Tavernier knows they can't afford to get ahead of themselves at this stage of the Premiership proceedings.

He said: "It is the start of the season. This game doesn’t decide when it comes into May. It is a good performance here but it is the start of where we need to be.

"We just need to keep our heads down, work hard and focus on the next game that comes up. I am delighted, we can enjoy it and let the fans enjoy it and we will look forward to Thursday now.

"As soon as Monday morning comes, we will be focused on Thursday and that is our aim.

"We need to be consistent this year, we can’t afford to have any speed bumps in the way. We are learning our lessons from previous seasons.

"That (to win silverware) was the aim of first coming here. It is a club with a rich history of trophies and winning and medals and that is what I want to do.

"Every player in the team wants to be a winner and celebrate at the end of the season. That is what we are aiming to do. Playing for Rangers, a massive club, is a massive honour and we want to do the club proud and the fans proud.

"We done that [on Saturday], it is the start of something and now we have to knuckle down, work hard and take it game by time.

"It is an early game. We have come here, stuck to what we needed to do and got the three points.

"Now we have to keep on moving forward, we have to concentrate on ourselves come next weekend [against Livingston] and that is what we will do."