JOHN LUNDSTRAM knows exactly how Stirling Albion will be feeling as they aim to write their own David versus Goliath tale at Ibrox.

That is why the midfielder insists Rangers will treat the Binos with the same respect as Borussia Dortmund as they bid to avoid a Scottish Cup giant-killing.

Lundstram was part of the Oxford United side that shocked Swansea and Newcastle as the magic of the cup shone brightly during his time with the U's.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side will be heavy favourites to progress as they seek to make amends for their wretched record in knockout competitions.

And it will be that motivation - plus his own experiences from the past - that will drive Lundstram if he gets the chance to play his part in the fourth round tie.

Lundstram said: “We will prepare for the game on Friday exactly like we would prepare for any game.

“We’ll prepare for this one like we’ll prepare for the Dortmund game. I’ve been in the position that Stirling are in.

“When I was at Oxford we had Premier League teams in the FA Cup and knocked them out.

“We know how important it will be for them coming to Ibrox, it will be a massive occasion for them.

“I know if I was in their shoes I’d be raring to go. We got to match that, definitely.

“Really good times there [at Oxford]. We knocked out Swansea the first year and then Newcastle the year after.

“So I know exactly how the lads at Stirling Albion will be feeling. They can’t wait to get here, I’d imagine.

“So it’s going to be a tough game. We’re at home and we’ve got to be the ones who go implement what we want to do.

“I’m sure if we have the right attitude and the right mentality we’ll win the game.

“But you’ve got to implant that and it will be a difficult game for us if we don’t.

“I know it still hurts me that we got knocked out of that semi-final against Hibs. Really frustrated me for a while, that one.

“So going forward the cups has got to be a priority along with the league.

“When you’re at a club like Rangers you’re expected to go all the way in them all. We all know that and that’s what we want to do."

The Stirling clash gives Lundstram a chance to make an impression on Van Bronckhorst after a frustrating spell under the guidance of the new Gers gaffer.

The Scouser has seen his game time limited in recent weeks and he has been linked with a move away from Ibrox just months after his arrival from Sheffield United.

But Lundstram is only focusing on winning over his sceptics at present as he seeks to make the most of any opportunity that comes his way.

Lundstram said: “Everyone is different, everyone deals with it in their own way. My way is to keep working hard and stay positive, I’ve got to.

“That’s the only way you go about it in my opinion, you have to stay focused and positive.

“You keep trying to impress the manager and when you get a chance you have to take it.

“There are a few of us who will want to do that in the coming weeks.

“The lads have been winning so it’s been difficult for the manager to change things up.

“But definitely there’s now a chance for the lads who have been around it to come in and impress.

"It is difficult to just come in and be expected to set the world alight when you haven’t had a run.

“I think for any player to build up some form, you need to have a run of games.

“I’m no different but obviously when the opportunity does come for yourself you have got to take it and impress. I definitely do want to impress and get a run in the team."