Steven Davis has called on his Rangers team-mates to seize the opportunity to open up a 10-point cushion on Old Firm rivals Celtic.
The Gers have the chance to surge clear at the SPL summit as they will take in two fixtures before the Hoops are next in action.
Ally McCoist's men already boast a four-point lead and will have the chance to build on that advantage when they face Kilmarnock on Tuesday and Hibernian on Sunday.
Europa League commitments mean Celtic must wait until Sunday to offer their response in the league, and Davis is determined to ensure that the Gers have put down a marker by then.
He said: "It's a good opportunity. We've got Kilmarnock at home and they have started the season very well so we know it will be a tough game.
"But we've got a chance to play two games before Celtic play again so it's important that we try to win our own games.
"At this stage of the season you can only concentrate on yourself and we've got ourselves in front so far so we just need to keep trying to win games and keep the pressure on."
Davis produced a man-of-the-match display at the weekend as Rangers romped to a 4-0 victory against Dunfermline.
The midfielder believes the opportunity to wear the armband in the absence of injured captain David Weir may have contributed to his recent fine form.
He said: "It's something that I take pride in, being captain of the club at this moment in time while Davie has been out injured.
"I'm sure when he comes back, he will be captain because he is a great example to everybody.
"It's something that I've definitely enjoyed and maybe it has given me that little extra spur in terms of my own performances."
Weir has now recovered from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since the end of July and is set to be added to the squad for the game with Killie.
Davis knows his role as skipper has been temporary while the veteran defender has been out of action but admits being a captain in his own right one day is an ambition.
He added: "It's something I've enjoyed and, given the opportunity, I would love to do it on a full-time basis.
"But myself and everybody else in the squad knows Davie is the captain and that's the way it is at the minute."