LEE Hodson says he will have to bide his time to displace either Lee Wallace or James Tavernier as the new full-back looks to break into the Rangers XI.
The 24-year-old made his Gers debut against Annan on Tuesday evening but is well aware of the competition he faces from a right-back who scored 15 goals last season and the club captain.
Hodson was on loan at Kilmarnock last season and feels that experience will have prepared him well for Rangers’ campaign back in the top flight.
The defender said: “Every player wants to play but the two lads did very well last year and I have to be patient and wait for my time because they are two top quality players.
“I have to come in, bide my time and work hard in training and when I get the opportunity I will take it.
“There are two great footballers here, who proved that last season, so I need to get my head down and work hard.
“Being on loan at Killie last season helped me experience the Scottish Premiership and I know what we are going to be facing this year.
“We all know what is ahead of us and we’re more than capable of going out there and performing week in and week out.
“We have the quality and the talent in the squad to push and we’ll take it game by game and we will push as hard as we can until the last game of the season. Hopefully that takes us to where we want to be.”
Hodson played the entirety of the Light Blues 2-0 League Cup win and despite it not being his first experience of Ibrox, he played there with Killie, he was blown away.
Playing at right-back he was one of six changes to Warburton’s starting line-up as he uses the cup competition to blood his new look side.
The Northern Irishman continued: “As I said when I first signed it was a dream come true to move to such a big club and to make my debut at Ibrox was a great experience.
“It was a fantastic crowd and I can’t wait for the first game of the season because the lads keep telling me when it’s a sell out the atmosphere is unbelievable.
“It was great last night and I am looking forward to carrying on in the games that are coming up in the next few days.
“The players have come from all different clubs and different managers and they have their style of play so you do come to a new club and it may be a different style of play.
“Everyone at the club knows how we want to play this season, we know how the manager wants it and every player this year has played that style of football at some stage of their career.
“Everyone has settled in well and taken on board what the manager wants, especially since I have been here and the first week of training.
“I think that has shown in games, the new lads understand the style of play and we’ve picked it up pretty quickly.”