DECLAN John says his surprise Rangers debut was both tough and enjoyable as the Light Blues drew 2-2 with Partick Thistle.
The Welshman replaced an injured Lee Wallace on 12 minutes which saw him thrown into the action a lot earlier than expected.
The left-back has lacked game time recently but felt he adapted well to Pedro Caixinha’s tactics in his first showing in a blue jersey.
Speaking to RangersTV he said:
“It was good to make my debut, I didn’t expect Lee to go down injured and then having to play 80 minutes when I haven’t played a game in around two or three weeks was quite tough but I enjoyed it.
“It was bad for Lee to go off injured, he is a top player for us but I was really glad to get on and get some minutes n. hopefully I can get some more minutes on Tuesday and then on Saturday too.
“At the end of the day with the football we play I think it suits me down to the ground. On the first day I came up here I always said the football was fast and it is tough as well which I like.
“I am quite attacking, I need to work on my defending but going forward I do have that in my locker and I will put the ball in the box for boys to score some goals as well.
“It was tough tonight, we went in 1-0 up and you don’t want to come out and concede a goal straight away but I thought the boys did well to get it back to 2-2.”
With Wallace looking a doubt for Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final, which is another trip to Firhill to face Thistle, Caixinha could look to John.
But the Cardiff City loanee admits he is carrying a knock of his own – an ankle injury.
“If you asked anyone if they wanted to start in any game they will say yes but we will have to see how Lee is. I have a bit of a niggle on my ankle as well so we will have to wait to see.”