SCOTT Wright has stated that he is not going to “throw the toys out of the pram” about the increased competition he now faces at Rangers and insisted he can still play a major part in the Ibrox club’s pursuit of silverware in the remaining months of the season.

Wright has not been a regular starter for the Glasgow giants since Philippe Clement was appointed manager back in October and his chances of forcing his way into the first team have been made more difficult by the arrival of several new players during the January transfer window.

However, the winger has expressed confidence the presence of Oscar Cortes, Mohamed Diomande and Fabio Silva in the squad will help the Govan outfit to land more silverware this season and also bring out the best in him personally.

He knows the Viaplay Cup champions have huge cinch Premiership, Scottish Gas Scottish Cup and Europa League matches coming up in the weeks ahead and is certain that he will be involved in them if he continues to apply himself at Auchenhowie. 

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“I have had this challenge before,” he said. “It is a case of throwing your toys out the plan or rolling up your sleeves and getting on with it. It is a challenge you welcome and look forward to.

“It is important for us to have a big squad as we are in so many competitions and we are going to have so many games. You can see that the manager likes to change his squad from time to time.

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“We are challenging on so many fronts it is important that you don’t get disheartened if you are not playing. It is important you are ready if you come in for the next game.

“I actually find it quite refreshing, it keeps everyone on their toes and makes sure if your attitude is right you are going to get game time. It is important you keep your attitude right and train well because you are going to get these opportunities.”

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Wright continued: “The new boys have settled really well. I think that is important for us to try and get these new boys to settle as quick as we can, especially the foreign lads. Obviously they are quality players as you can see and that is going to help the team.

“Fabio has been great. He can speak really good English as well. It has been easy for him to get settled. The most important thing for us as a club is to get them settled as quick as possible so they can enjoy themselves out on the pitch.

“The manager likes to change his team, keep freshness in the side by giving boys different opportunities. Some players are maybe better suited to a different game to others.

“Personally, it is a case of trying to keep that confidence and self-confidence in your own game. You might only be playing two or three weeks down the line, but you need to be ready for that one. Every game is important here.”