Rangers assistant boss Gary McAllister has revealed that new boys Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis have won instant respect inside the Gers dressing room.

Steven Gerrard swooped to bring in the two experienced heads earlier this month, with striker Defoe and midfielder Davis both arriving on 18-month and six-month loan deals, from Bournemouth and Southampton, respectively.

The pair headed with Rangers to their winter training camp in Tenerife, a meet-up that offered an opportunity to bond with their new team-mates, both on and off the pitch.

And McAllister has revealed that the thoroughly professional nature of the pair means that they have become respected figures in the squad instantly.

He told Rangers TV: "I think their know-how, their craft, I think they've gained instant respect.

"Just the way they go about the place, the way they go about training.

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"It's OK talking about what they've achieved, but just the way they conduct themselves and their training, it just wins them instant respect", McAllister added.

Rangers fans will have to wait for a first glimpse of Davis and Defoe in a light blue shirt after the Gers' Scottish Cup tie away at Cowdenbeath on Friday night was postponed.

The Gers are now next in action on Sunday when they entertain Finnish side HJK Helsinki in a friendly match at Ibrox.