DANNY WILSON has vowed to continue battling for a spot in the starting eleven for Rangers after fighting to recover from injury.
The central defender returned for 45 minutes as the ‘Gers were beaten 1-0 in a closed door friendly by St Johnstone.
With new signings Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves, it may appear that Wilson had been marked as surplus to requirements; however, speaking to the Official Rangers website, the 25-year-old believes that he has what it takes to hold down a spot.
“I was delighted to get back playing because it has been quite a while now, it is 11 weeks since I got injured. It has been a lot of hard work with the physios so I am just glad to be back out there.
“I have been back training for 10 days with the boys so this has been my first 45 minutes and hopefully I can move forward from here and get more minutes over the next few games before the season starts.
“The new boys have come in and we expect there to be even more competition for places this season and I am no different.
“I just need to concentrate on getting myself fit and giving myself the best opportunity to get back in the team.
Speaking of the new signing that Pedro Caixinha brought in to improve from the side than finished in third, Wilson was complimentary to his teammates.
“You can see Fabio is a good player with good qualities and I think we complement each other quite well.
“Bruno has come in the other day too and David Bates has also been playing too so there is good competition there for places which should bring out the best in everybody.”
Rangers face Marseille at home on Saturday (22nd) and then a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on the 30th of July. Both matches had to be arranged hastily following Rangers’ defeated to Progres Niederkorn – which left a fixture gap.