ANDY KING believes his move to Rangers can push him higher up the pecking order for his Wales international side.
The 30 year-old midfield man, who last night joined Gers from Leicester City on-loan to the end of the season, has 50 caps to his name for the Welsh, and played his part both in qualifying for and then during their famous Euro 2016 run to the semi-finals.
Injury means he hasn’t turned out for the Red Dragons since last November, but he feels competing for honours and hopefully playing in the Europa League for Gers can put him firmly in boss Ryan Giggs’ thoughts.
Speaking at today’s press conference, King explained: “With Rangers potentially playing European football and competing to try and win trophies, that is something that was really big for me.
“I didn’t want to go somewhere, see out a few years and play for nothing almost. I wanted to come here and have a real chance to win various amounts of silverware, and hopefully play in the European competitions. That was a massive pull for me.”
First of all, though, King knows he has to find a place in the Rangers team – and given the way the team are playing, he expects that to be a tough challenge.
He continued: “The team have been brilliant and the manager has been making changes as it is hard to play Thursday-Sunday, which is obviously what we want to be doing if we can qualify for Europe.
“He is going to have to make changes and he is going to have to be able to shuffle his pack through the season, and he has been on record saying he wants two players for every position. It’s down to me to make sure I am in amongst it and available for selection.”
King could well make his bow against East Fife in Sunday’s Betfred Cup clash at New Bayview, and he added: “It’s down to the manager who he wants to select and how and when he wants to use me, but I have had a good pre-season with Leicester and have managed to get a few 90 minutes in during the pre-season.
“I’m feeling ready, fit and good to go.”