SCOTT ARFIELD is confident the competition for places at Ibrox will continue to drive standards and help Rangers earn results this term.

The midfielder has been one of Steven Gerrard's most impressive and consistent performers in recent weeks as he has made the most of his chance to shine.

With Ryan Jack and Joe Aribo now fit after their respective injury issues and Bongani Zungu set to be added to the Ibrox ranks following his move from Amiens, boss Gerrard has plenty of options in the middle of the park.

But Arfield reckons the reaction of everyone in the squad highlights that Rangers are firmly on the right track this season.

He said: "It’s a good time to be playing in this team. Since pre-season, we have been strong.

"The players have really been hitting form at the right times. Jacko and Joe Aribo picked up injuries earlier. Joe was out for some time.

"So you get the opportunity to play and once you get the jersey you want to keep it. It speaks volumes for the characters and the strength in depth of this squad.

"If someone comes in, I don’t think the team gets damaged much by the next person coming in.

"You obviously want to play in every game. No matter what stage of your career, you want to play every game. But at no point do you ever spit your dummy out.

"You get on with it. You take your medicine and show it in the right ways. I’ve played with a few players who do it the wrong way and that’s not in my make-up.

"And I don’t see many players doing it the wrong way at this football club."