DECLAN JOHN is delighted that moving to Rangers has provided him the platform to get back into his national team.
The Welshman played twice for his country in the latest international break over in China after being called up for the first time since 2013.
Speaking at today’s press conference to preview the match against Motherwell, John said: “I think that with coming to a club like Rangers, it was always going to put you on that platform in order to go and play for your country.
“I’ve come up here and been able to do that, so I’m really happy. I think if I’d stayed at Cardiff, then perhaps this chance wouldn’t have come around so early.
“I did always believe in myself and get back into the fold with Wales, but playing up here has put me in good stead with the manager there.”
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs recently took to the helm of the Welsh squad and John really enjoyed his time with the national team.
He continued: “It was a good trip and a long trip as well. It was long to go there, but we finally got there in the end and I think we all enjoyed it.
“It’s always nice to play for your country, it’s always a great honour and I was delighted to pull on the shirt.”
“It was great and I think that all of the boys enjoyed it, myself included. We are all really looking forward to the camp in May.
“If you look at the foundation that has been put over in the last three or four years with Chris Coleman that was there. It’s an easy group to go into and to blend in well.
“I think all of the boys enjoyed it and they are all looking forward to the future.”
The Gers are back to Ladbrokes Premiership action tomorrow lunchtime against Motherwell and John says that the team want to get back to winning ways against a tough opposition.
He said: “We went on a good run before hand and obviously now the last two games haven’t been great, but we will looking to go into tomorrow to get the win.
“We know that they are a tough team to play against, they are big, strong and physical but we need to play our game and if we do that we think we can beat anyone.
“We have been working on some things in training and working out how we can break them down and try to score goals and training has been good this week.”