Chris Burke believes the Rangers players owe manager Walter Smith following their European debacle.
The SPL giants crashed out of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round after an embarrassing 2-1 aggregate defeat to Lithuanian minnows FBK Kaunas.
That loss also meant the Gers missed out on a consolation place in this season's Uefa Cup, a competition in which they enjoyed a phenomenal run through to the final last term.
Much of the blame for the disappointing exit has been placed on the shoulders of Smith, and Burke admits the players must help to ease the pressure on their under-fire boss by getting off to a winning start in their league campaign at Falkirk on Saturday.
"Of course we owe the manager. We are hurting after what happened," the 24-year-old winger told the Daily Record.
"We are disappointed in ourselves individually so we are going to have to prove a point on Saturday.
"Everybody has to take responsibility and we will do that. We have to accept we are out of Europe and not feel sorry for ourselves.
"I am sure we won't and that Ally McCoist and Kenny McDowall and the coaching staff will raise the squad's confidence for the game with Falkirk.
"We have to show the gaffer and backroom staff that we are of Rangers quality."
Burke is also of the opinion that domestic success was the club's priority for the forthcoming campaign even before their European dreams were dashed.
"When the gaffer first came in he said he wanted to close the gap on Celtic," he said.
"We were so close to getting the title back last season and now we want to win it this season.
"That is what you are looking to do at Rangers - and if you don't achieve it you are looked upon as a failure."