“I can do better” is the message from Phillipe Senderos despite featuring in Rangers last two matches.
Having not been involved competitively for four months, the Swiss came in from the cold for the Ross County game on February 4 before retaining his place for the Scottish Cup clash with Morton last Sunday.
But, when asked if he was happy with his performances in those games, he explained to RangersTV.tv: “No – I think I can do better. It has been four months without a game, and maybe I need a bit of time, although I know we don’t have time at Rangers as it is such a massive club.
“I need to step up, and every one of us needs to step up and do better and hopefully get the three points in the next game.
“I always worked hard and I was waiting for it [his chance]. What I want is to be here and play games – I don’t want to just be here and be part of the squad. So I have been pushing, I have been knocking on the door and eventually my chance came.
“So I am really happy about that, but now I need to put in the performances to stay in the team.”
There has, of course, been a lot of upheaval behind the scenes at Rangers over the last week or so with the departure of Mark Warburton ahead of the Morton game.
Senderos insists however the squad must retain their focus on the field, and he was also full of praise for the job Graeme Murty has done as caretaker boss so far.
He continued: “We try to concentrate on what we can control, and that’s what happens out on the pitch, and try not to focus too much on the rumours. It was difficult as people were talking but as a squad we need to protect ourselves and do the job on the pitch.
“There is uncertainty, that’s for sure, but like I say, we have to do the job every single day and just wait and see what is going to happen. I think the people who are in charge at the moment and have taken over at such short notice have done a good job, and we need to get on board and get everyone on our side.”