HE has been a mainstay in a title-winning Rangers side this year and his late goal against Albion Rovers earlier this month kept his team firmly in the Scottish Cup.
THE league title now secured, there are still cup ties to ensure Rangers' gaze does not drift too far from the immediate future.
There is still something to play for, even if it may not be the title.
Jim Jefferies, the Dunfermline Athletic manager, is adamant that the criticism being directed at Ally McCoist will all be forgotten about by the time Rangers begin their campaign in the SPFL Championship next season.
THE narrative around Rangers has been of inevitable annual progression through the leagues, of a club rising as naturally as steam.