Fit-again Rangers fullback Smith targets Celtic clash
"Hopefully I'm involved," he said. "I want to show the manager that I'm ready to play again and hopefully I did a bit (against Partick) to prove that.
"I think everybody was getting a bit annoyed me with moaning and saying how desperate I was to play. I'm delighted to be back and hopefully I've given the manager another option."
Rangers remain in the hunt for three more trophies this season after clinching the CIS Insurance Cup last month.
Defender Smith hopes the number of games still to come means everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute to any further success.
He added: "That's the positive for everyone in the squad.
"Everyone has to be on their toes because there are too many games for the manager to pick the same starting 11.
"The boys who haven't been playing need to keep sharp and, if they come in, take their chance."