LEE Wallace believes the arrival of Declan John to challenge him at left-back is going to make Rangers a better team.
The Gers captain has welcomed the competition to his place after admitting he’s had to motivate himself and set his own standards with no real rival for his spot over the past couple of seasons.
John joined the club on loan from Cardiff City on deadline day and is yet to feature for Pedro Caixinha’s side but Wallace is excited by the 22-year-old’s presence at Ibrox.
The defender said: “He is a bright young player, he wants to play football and he’s got aspirations to get back into the Welsh national squad, which is great.
“It is not only great for me to have some competition but it is great for the team; we have very good solid competition in every position.
“When you’re out there playing you know that there is somebody over your shoulder ready to come in and play which is very healthy for the team.
“Maybe even in Mark Warburton’s first year there wasn’t much competition for my position but I managed to play every game.
“When it’s like that it is down to the individual, you’ve got to have your own motivation and your own pressure and standards.
“Day in day out you have to be the best you can be at everything you do, irrespective of having direct competition ready to take your position.
“I never had any problems doing that and I won’t have any problems with having Declan around, I think it is great not only for me but for every other player.”
Another summer arrival who has impressed Wallace is Alfredo Morelos, the Colombian has netted seven in his last five games as he finds his feet in a new league.
Wallace commented: “The first thing I noticed was in a small two v one transition drill in his first training session and there were a lot of quick fire shots from different angles and different speeds.
“Every single shot Alfredo took was back of the net, into the corners and into the top corners so his instinctive finishing was the first thing I noticed.
“That is going to benefit us moving forward, he is scoring goals now and he is started to learn his way with the language having two or three lessons a week to get his English up to speed.
“In terms of his football language he is learning out there every day with the manager and we can see the hard work he is putting in on the training ground to get everything sorted in his game.
“Eddie (Herrera) also scored when he got his chance against Ross County and Kenny is always going to score goals we know that.
“It is an added bonus that Alfredo has come in and done really well with scoring goals, it is hugely vital for us.”