RHYS McCABE insists he’s just taking things as they come at the moment as he continues to make a positive impression in the Rangers team.

The 19-year-old turned in another composed showing as he teamed up with Maurice Edu and Steven Whittaker in the Light Blues midfield during yesterday’s 3-0 win at Hearts.

And with Steven Davis expected to be out for the rest of the season, he looks likely to start next weekend’s derby meeting with Celtic at Parkhead.

McCabe has had a meteoric rise in the last few weeks as he has made his first five first-team appearances and earned his first Scotland call-up for Wednesday’s under-21 match with Italy.

He isn’t allowing himself too much time to consider what he has achieved though and is continuing to look forward rather than back.

McCabe said: “I’m just taking things game by game and if I’m included in the side at the moment, I’m looking at it as a bonus.

“Just to be training with the first team is great for me as a young boy and I’m really enjoying it all.

“If you reflect too much on things and dwell on games you’ve played in I think that can get the better of you.

“You might start missing your chance if that happens and I’m just taking each match as it comes, working hard in training and trying to show I’m capable of fitting in.”

McCabe has already featured once against Celtic this term, playing a key role in the 3-2 win over Neil Lennon’s side at Ibrox on March 25.

He’d love to take them on again when Ally McCoist takes his men across the city seven days from now.

McCabe added: “I’d just like to be involved. I’d obviously relish the occasion and if I do get my chance, hopefully I can prove I’m there on merit.”

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