DEFENDER Danny Wilson has conceded there is room for improvement in his own game ahead of Rangers’ return to the top flight of Scottish Football next season.
The centre-back has been a near ever-present in the ‘Gers backline this season, and discussed his own performances in the campaign just passed as well as what he expects in the Premiership when asked at a press conference promoting the Rangers Youth Development Company’s new youth member’s club.
Wilson explained: “At times it has been good, and at times it could have been better. I’m highly critical of myself, and I take stock of that. I always want to be the best I can be, and it’s been a good season for us a whole.
“We have the Cup Final to look forward to now, so hopefully we can end on a high before looking ahead to next season.
“With the step up in league, there will obviously be a step-up in the quality of opposition player. With ourselves and Hibs both getting to the Scottish Cup final however, it shows there is not too much of a gap there for us to make up.
“There is a gap, of course, and we will need to make that up against the better players we will be playing against week-in, week-out next year and be ready for.
“We have had a couple of games against teams from the top league in our cup run, and fared fairly well against them.
“We should be OK once we go up, but over the course of a season is a lot different from individual cup ties.
“We always try to prepare ourselves as best as we can, and I’m sure if we do that again going into next season we’ll do well.
“We’ll put plans in place, work hard, do what we do and hopefully have a good season.”
Wilson was once a produce of Rangers’ youth development programme, and believes the right steps are being taken at the club to produce more players just like him on a more regular basis.
He added: “Every team needs youth players coming through, and the more you can get through, the better it is.
“The club is taking the right steps to try and make sure there are opportunities for young boys coming through, and it’s up to them to take the opportunity they are given if and when it comes along.”
Wilson was speaking as the Rangers Youth Development Company launched a new Youth Members Club which gives fans the chance to make a positive difference and get closer than ever to the Club’s youth department.