BONGANI ZUNGU is determined to rise to the midfield challenge at Rangers and play his part in a successful campaign at Ibrox.

The South African internationalist joined Steven Gerrard's side for the first time on Wednesday morning after completing his quarantine following his move from Amiens earlier this month.

The capture of Zungu was the final deal of the transfer window for Gerrard as he added further strength and depth to his central ranks ahead of a crucial few months in the Premiership and Europa League.

Zungu faces stiff competition for a starting spot at Ibrox but the 28-year-old is relishing the chance to perform at a high level with the Gers.

He told RangersTV: "When I was young in South Africa, growing up my dad used to speak to me and my brothers about the club. I had an idea of the club, I knew about Rangers.

"Right now, when the team was interested in me I did my researched and realised it is such a huge club. I know quite a few things about the club.

"I grew up watching the gaffer and I am very excited to work with him. I know he is going to help my game, help me grow and help me improve my skills. Hopefully I can help the team succeed.

"I have been working very hard while I was still in France and we were in talks with the gaffer and the club. I was working very hard and I got two games for Amiens.

"I had to come here and quarantine and the club provided the necessary equipment for me to work at home. I feel good, I feel fit and whenever the gaffer decides to call me to play I feel ready.

"Of course, for every player, it is good to play amongst quality players and for me it is about coming to add my qualities. As I said, it is very good to have quality around you and players that know what they are doing.

"Instead of having the mentality of competing, I feel very happy and honoured to play amongst the quality players."