The former Hearts midfielder says he had some concerns about his move to Ibrox, but support from the Rangers fans recently after he was booed while playing for Scotland suggests to Black he’s ahead of schedule in winning them over.
He said: “Coming here I was a wee bit worried, I knew if I went out and did the job right, I could win them over. And I must be doing something right for them to be singing songs for me.
“I just concentrate on playing. What goes on outside the pitch isn’t important. Once you’re over the white line you don’t focus on that.
“Everyone talks about reputations, but if you look at the kicks I’ve had over the ones I’ve given out I think there have been more directed at me.
“People tar me with a bad brush, but it doesn’t faze me. If they want to come and kick me they can do that, I’ll just get up and get on with it.”
Black will aim to do exactly that this weekend when he travels to Berwick with Ally McCoist’s squad for a match he is looking forward to.
And he insists that feeling will remain for the duration of the season, not disappear within a few weeks.
He added: “It will be good. It’s going to be hard but I’m looking forward to getting in to the competitiveness after being in training all week.
“It’s what you look forward to. We know it will be tough going away from home but we’ve worked hard and we’ll be ready for it.
“It’s been everything I expected so far. I knew it was going to be tough. I have a few mates that play at this level so I kept an eye on it.
“We’re in here full time with facilities like this and a club like this. It’s got everything you need and you should be motivated enough to play.
“If you aren’t motivated in a couple of weeks’ time then I think you should be hanging up your boots.”