Rangers midfielder Nicolas Raskin admits he has ambitions to play in the Premier League and that the Ibrox side are "just a stage" in his plan.

The Belgian has previously made clear he would like to play down south at some point, citing Chelsea as a club he would love to join.

Raskin also revealed he would like a return to Standard Liege in his homeland one day to complete 100 appearances for the club.

Speaking to La Tribune, he said: "I am now at 98 games for Standard, surely it would be nice to one day round that 100 mark there.

"One day I want to play in the Premier League, but I don’t put pressure on myself. I have a plan in my head, Rangers is just a stage in that.

"Rangers was the best choice at that time to realise my plan."

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Meanwhile, Rangers hero Barry Ferguson has backed Yokohama F.Marinos boss Kevin Muscat for the vacant managerial role at Ibrox.

The Australian is heavily linked with the role, along with former Club Brugge and Monaco head coach Phillipe Clement.

And Ferguson feels his former team-mate Muscat is the man for the job. Writing in his Daily Record column, he said: "Obviously, of the two contenders, I know Musscy [Muscat] better having played alongside him during his 12-month stay in Glasgow.

There’s a false impression about Kev floating around. I’ve heard folk say he’s inexperienced but he’s been managing for more than a decade now and has worked in three different countries.

"Things might not have gone so well for him in Belgium but he’s done really good things in both Australia and Japan, just as Ange Postecoglou did.

"I take the view that he’s done his apprenticeship and his next step could very well be a move to Glasgow.

"Yes the demands at Rangers will be far higher than anything he’s gone through before but he’ll know that fine well having played for the club before.

"He was strong and robust as a player - and I don’t just mean in the tackle!"