Rangers injured midfielder Barry Ferguson aims to prove his doubters wrong. The 30 year old has seen a number of midfield signings arrive at Ibrox during the summer whilst he recovered from ankle surgery but the Scotland international is determined to regain his first team place.
"I've heard whispers about me being finished but I don't know where people get that kind of stuff," he told Rangers World.
"I want to show people how fit and strong I am when I come back.
"I think the new signings brought in by the manager recently are good players.
"Davo (Davis) has obviously been here before and he knows what it is all about when you play for Rangers so it was never going to be a problem when he arrived.
"Pedro has quality too and everyone can see that.
"He knows how to slow a game down and how to pass and he is someone I look forward to playing with.
"Big Madjid (Bougherra) has been great at the back and looks like he has been there beside Davie (Weir) for years.
"Maurice also played well in his debut at the weekend.
"The boys up front have done well too and the gaffer has built a great squad.
"Hopefully when everyone else who is out gets fit, we'll be very strong."
Ferguson says he is really looking forward to playing with the new signings.
"I can't wait to play in this team and while there is competition, that's the way it should be," he said. "You need that.
"It is healthy and it's making me work even harder as I come back.
"I'm giving that extra bit in the gym to make sure I get back to my best.
"I can't wait to play and I'm having to try not to get over-excited.
"I'm stepping things up each day and it's getting harder but that's what I want.
"You realise when you are out how much you miss football and I'm so hungry to play again."