It is safe to say that Scott Brown would certainly have a few tales to tell about playing against Rangers.

During his time playing, he faced the Light Blues nearly 50 times - often finding himself at the heart of the drama that would inevitably unfold.

When Brown took on the manager's role at Ayr United less than 24 hours after The Honest Men were drawn to play Philippe Clement's side in the Scottish Cup fifth round, the tie at Ibrox was one that many fans and pundits alike set their sights on.

Brown's appointment has certainly brought a fair amount of fanfare to Somerset Park, particularly when the new boss spoke to the press for the first time this week.

The ex-Celtic captain faced a number of questions about the upcoming Scottish Cup tie, with almost everyone excited to discuss Brown's reunion with his former Old Firm rivals. This time, however, he will be in the dugout as a manager for the first time.

The notable exception among those looking to talk about the match was Scott Brown.

He said: "We're no talking about the Rangers game. One game at a time, eh?

"I just looked at the next two games, it’s going to be huge for us.

"Our main focus is always going to be the league, we needed to get ourselves out that position we were in and the lads did that last night really well.

"Now we’ve got to go away to Queen’s, then we’ve got Dundee United at home, it’s two big games, it’s going to be two hard games.

"We need to make sure we get through them then the cup competition will take care of itself."

In fact, Brown was not keen to discuss his playing career in detail. Both he and the Ayr board emphasised that the club had appointed 'Scott Brown the manager,' not the player.

He explained: "I'm not really too worried, I'm not here to talk about when I played. My time was my time, I'm here to try and help these lads as much as I possibly can.

"If my influence from me playing in midfield or Steven playing right back or centre back can help one or two people to become better for us, by all means do it.

"But we're not here to say we used to be top players or we used to do this. Our careers were decent enough but for us now, it's all about making them [the players] the best they possibly can be.”

However, Brown briefly mentioned the upcoming Rangers match, admitting that the cashflow the game would bring into Ayr would be welcome.

He commented: "It's huge, because the club budgets itself really well and to get that cash flow is exceptional for us as a football club, whether it was to come from Hearts, Hibs, Rangers or Celtic.

"It's big games, I think that’s what the club want."