Recent Rangers signing Bongani Zungu has posted a training picture on Instagram as he eyes an Ibrox debut against Hamilton on Sunday.
Zungu signed for the Gers on deadline day on an initial loan deal from Ligue 2 side Amiens but he is yet to turn out for the club.
He only joined up with his new teammates on 28 October after observing a two-week quarantine upon his arrival from France and since then, he’s made just one matchday squad.
The South Africa international was one of 12 substitutes named for the recent Europa League win over Lech Poznan, but due to the tight nature of the game, he wasn’t risked.
However, he’s been grafting away in training over the subsequent 10 days and he posted on Instagram on Friday for the first time since his unveiling.
Zungu shared an image from training and captioned the post with the blue heart and football emojis.
The 28-year-old looks lean and by this point, he will be itching to get his first taste of the action.
Accies won on their last trip to Ibrox back in March and they have signed a former Sheffield United winger ahead of the game.
However, the Lanarkshire club are currently bottom of the table, and Steven Gerrard is likely to make a number of changes from the side that drew 3-3 with Benfica on Thursday night.
The Gers are permitted nine substitutes for league matches and with both Jordan Jones and George Edmundson dropping out of contention following their protocol breaches, there is a good chance Zungu will make his first Premiership matchday squad.
If things are tight, it’s unlikely he’ll be called upon. Yet, if Rangers manage to establish a comfortable lead by midway through the second half, he may finally be handed his first Ibrox runout.