STEVEN GERRARD reckons Rangers will benefit from two seasons worth of experience as they look to compete in the Premiership and Europa League this term.

The Gers head into the crucial league clash with Kilmarnock on Sunday on the back of another continental win after Alfredo Morelos scored the only goal of the game against Lech Poznan at Ibrox.

This is the third consecutive campaign that Gerrard has had to guide his side through a group stage as well as focus on their challenge for the Premiership title.

And the Ibrox boss believes his squad are now far better placed to make the transition between different competitions as they strive for success on four fronts this term.

Gerrard said: "I think that is one of the biggest challenges of being involved in Europe, the contrast in games can be very different, the environments can be very different as well and you have to take the travel into consideration.

"Over the last two years and the start of this season, the majority of this squad know us as a staff very well and they know the schedule and the contrast of games.

"It is something we have spoken about in great detail and at length, about the mentality and how quick you have to change the thinking, and maybe change the tactical side of it as well.

"I think, at times, certainly in the first season we struggled to adapt to that, but the signs are that we are learning from the experience and getting used to it and a lot of the information we give the players, we give them it before.

"It is not as if we are starting late and only have 48 hours to prepare. The players will know the difference from Lech Poznan to Killie and what needs to be adapted and changed in terms of our gameplan."