Bayern Munich loanee Malik Tillman has launched an appeal to Rangers supporters to bring the noise ahead of the must-win Old Firm clash with Celtic.

The 20-year-old German-born USA international has been on a fine run of form as of late and was speaking to RangersTV after scoring in the club’s 3-0 win over Motherwell.

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With Rangers now having won four from four under Michael Beale and needing a result against their Old Firm rivals on Monday, many will look to Malik Tillman to provide inspiration.

The talented attacking midfielder has a goal and two direct assists in that run of games and Tillman has also been an influential presence away from just adding numbers.

But for the player the Rangers support also have their role to play as the Ibrox side look to cut the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership from nine points.

Malik Tillman: Rangers “need” fans against Celtic

“If we reach our level that we can play at then I think we are one of the best teams in the league or even the best team,” said Malik Tillman ahead of the clash with Celtic [Follow, Follow].

“Obviously we will try to win that game and we will try to turn things around in the Old Firm and bring back three points.

”Obviously it’s a big game in Glasgow, we unfortunately lost the first game and we have to do a way better job than we did in the first game.

”If we reach our level I think we can beat them and also, in front of our fans, we need them as well and if they do a good job we want to do a great job as well.

”Every game is important but obviously this game is the biggest game we have in the whole year and we are nine points behind and we are trying to close the gap on them and that’s why we need the win on Monday.

”If we reach our level, if we play the way that we can play then we can beat anyone. We just have to focus on our game and that’s it.”

Rangers fans will be in under no illusions that the team needs to improve ahead of the clash with Celtic and whilst they will show up in their numbers, it’s up to Malik Tillman and his teammates to give the support encouragement.

Whilst the Ibrox side made it four from four under Michael Beale, there were some underwhelming aspects of the performance v Motherwell.

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