Rangers star Scott Wright has hailed two veteran Ibrox stars he feels have been “massive” in helping him force his way back into Gio van Bronckhorst’s plans and earning a starring role in the Scottish Cup and Europa League finals.
The former Aberdeen winger has been on the fringes of the side in recent months before a surprise return culminated with the second goal in Saturday’s Scottish Cup win over Hearts.
While regular minutes were heard to find, Wright kept working away as he praised the two experienced heads he feels helped keep him focused on doing the right things to win his place.
“It’s the sake of constantly trying to believe in yourself when you are out of the team and working hard in training,” he said [Football Scotland]
“I don’t think there is a reason for you not to try and improve when you are out of the team.
“I had numerous conversations with the boss. He kept me going.
“I also had numerous conversations with other people among the staff and players.
“As I said, there is a fantastic dynamic in there and people I can bounce off of. Scotty Arfield and Steven Davis were massive for me as well.
“It’s about waiting for your opportunity and being ready.
“There is competition for places here and it’s a fantastic squad. If you get an opportunity, you need to try and take it.”
Wright has huge chance to cement regular place at Rangers next season
Rangers head into the new season with a number of new arrivals likely, but Wright’s recent emergence as a genuine first-team option could take one problem position off Gio’s transfer shortlist.
The Light Blues have tried a number of different options in the right-wing role sole Daniel Candeias left with the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and a few others trying and failing to really make the position their own.