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Daly aims to beat own targets

Jon Daly expects to break his own goalscoring record in his debut campaign with Rangers after bringing his tally to 18 for the season so far.

The Irishman opened the scoring on Saturday as the Light Blues eased to a 3-0 win over Ayr United in Scottish League One, with Fraser Aird and Bilel Mohsni also on the scoresheet.

Daly's personal best is 22 goals while at Dundee United and he knows that record is well within his grasp with Rangers, as both player and club continue their fine form in Scottish football's third tier.

He said: "I always set myself goal targets every season. My first is 10 and then it goes up in fives. My next target is 20, then it'll be 25 and so on.

"I got a great ball in from Ian Black and I've had that kind of service all season.

"My best goals tally was 22 goals and that was two years ago at Dundee United. So that's within my reach now.

"I know I'll get chances here and I have to make sure I stick them away."

However, Daly concedes that his record could have been even more within reach had he tucked away another couple of decent chances against Ayr.

He added: "I could have got one or two more, I had some chances. But thankfully it didn't cost us.

"It wasn't our best performance but we still managed to win by three goals."

The victory allowed Rangers to extend their winning streak to 20 games in a row, while maintaining a 100 per cent league record so far this season.

Forfar - who endured a 6-1 thrashing at Ibrox midweek - remain the only side to defeat Ally McCoist's men this term after dumping them out of the League Cup back in August.

Daly said: "We want to see how far we can go. The expectation level builds with every victory but the boys are dealing with that well at the moment.

"If you start looking too far down the line, you can trip yourself up. It's a fantastic run because, at any level in football, it's a difficult thing to do."

Despite Rangers' current form, Ayr boss Mark Roberts does not believe the Glasgow giants will go through the entire season without dropping a point.

He said: "I can't see Rangers winning all 36 games - someone will beat them.

"They will have a dip at one point and hopefully it will be us who beats them.

"But the games against Rangers aren't the ones that will affect our season - they are the ones against the rest of the teams."