STEVEN GERRARD hopes to help Allan McGregor record a 'fantastic personal achievement' as he looks to write his name in Ibrox history this term.

The keeper is just four games short of equalling the European appearances record that is currently held by former Rangers team-mate Barry Ferguson.

McGregor could surpass the Gers legend by the end of the Europa League campaign - which starts against Standard Liege this evening - and Gerrard is pleased to see the 38-year-old honing in on the record.

Gerrard said: "All records are there to be broken. I’m sure Allan’s secretly got it in sights. I think someone mentioned it to him. He wouldn’t have mentioned it himself.

"He’s that type of guy. Allan’s focus will be on three points. He is in a real good zone at the moment. Barry Ferguson is a legend of the club and a very successful player here.

"For Allan to surpass someone like that would be a fantastic personal achievement.

"I played against Barry on a few occasions and had some real good challenges.

"We are all certainly aware of what he gave to this club. It would be a fantastic record for him and I will try and help him surpass it at the right time."

McGregor had to fight to win back his spot between the sticks after missing the first few weeks of the campaign through injury.

He is now closing in on a place in Light Blues folklore this term and, when asked about the record, said: "If it happens it will be a great achievement for me personally but I don't like looking to far ahead so we will see what happens.

"To answer your question it would be an unbelievable achievement for myself."