The 28-year old midfielder is finally in Glasgow with his new club following World Cup qualifying duties with Australia over the last week and he insists that he is match-fit to make his ‘Gers bow at Dundee United on Saturday.
"It's great to finally be here. It took so long with work permits and visas. They're sorted now and the international games are out the way,” he said.
"There's a bit of apprehension ahead of the first training session but I want to get settled and start playing as soon as.
"If I was asked to play on the weekend? Yeah, I'm fit. I've had the two internationals against Thailand and Saudi Arabia but I feel great.
"It was a tough trip to Saudi but I'll get some training into my legs and be ready for the weekend.
"I don't know a lot about Dundee United yet, I'm not sure exactly how far away it'll be. They've not started so well but generally they're up there so it'll be tough.
"I definitely want to be a part of the Old Firm game too, it would be great to get a taste of it so early in my Rangers career.
"I've watched a few in Australia. They're hectic, tackles are flying everywhere and there's plenty of action but it's about keeping your cool.
"I just love playing, I've been part of pressure matches recently with internationals and finals games in Australia. I can handle that."