Rangers centre-half Gareth McAuley has revealed that he tries to pass on some of his experience to the younger defenders at the club.

At 39, McAuley is still going strong and has forced his way into the Rangers line-up after returning to fitness from a calf injury in November.

The Northern Ireland defender has experience of playing in more than 200 Premier League games and signed for the Gers on a free transfer in the summer.

Barring McAuley, all of Rangers' current centre-backs are 25 or below that age and the former West Brom defender feels it is his responsibility to pass on his knowledge to the younger players.

“I put that on myself as well to do that, to help the lads pass things on, little things that I might notice or have learned previously myself that I had as a young player”, McAuley said in an interview with Rangers TV.

“It’s the best sort of coaching and the best learning curve you can have really.

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“If you stop learning in football, you can get left behind and fall away, so it’s a really important thing for me to give back to the young players here.”

McAuley has already made five starts in the Scottish Premiership so far this season, and will hope to keep his place in the coming weeks as the fixtures come thick and fast for the Light Blues.