IANIS HAGI has vowed to continue striving for success at Ibrox after inspiring Rangers in their bid for Premier Sports Cup glory this term.

The Romanian stepped off the bench to change the course of the quarter-final with Livingston on Wednesday night as the champions booked their place in the last four.

Hagi set up Kemar Roofe to open the scoring just after the break before Alfredo Morelos capitalised on a howler from Livingston keeper Max Stryjek.

Assistant manager Gary McAllister pinpointed the influence of Hagi in the aftermath of a comfortable win as Rangers stepped it up in the second period.

And the playmaker was pleased to play his part on a night that saw Steven Gerrard's side bounce back from their draw with Motherwell at the weekend and clinch a return to Hampden.

Hagi said: "It feels good. Obviously we had to do the job. We won the game 2-0 and now it is just concentrating on the next game because they come thick and fast.

"[The manager told me] just to go out there and do my job as a No.10 and bring some quality to the team. I had to create goals, assist goals and just do my job. I am happy I did it.

"As long as we score goals and win I think everyone is happy. Obviously with what we achieved last season, we set the standards so high that I think it will be really difficult for any team in the future to match it.

"We are at Rangers, we have to go again every single year and we are happy that we have so many games to prove ourselves again and again.

"I think that is our job – to make the fans happy and respect the club and the history that it has. We just have to go out there and win."