Harry Forrester has admitted he feels like he has a point to prove after appearing to be frozen out at Doncaster Rovers.
The 25-year-old winger came off the bench to make his first appearance for Glasgow Rangers in their 5-1 win Scottish Cup win over Cowdenbeath on Sunday.
Forrester played for just 71 minutes under Darren Ferguson and made his last appearance in a Rovers shirt in late October.
After cancelling his contract to join the Ibrox club on an initial six-month deal, Forrester says his Rovers exile has left him more determined to prove a point.
“As a footballer you’ve always got something to prove,” Forrester told reporters in Glasgow.
“But, yes, maybe more so because I’ve not played that many games in the last few months.
“I’ve got the bit between my teeth.
“But you’ve always got something to prove, you’re never comfortable as a footballer.”
Asked to reflect on the last few months, Forrester said: “It was frustrating but that happens in football.
“The new manager’s come in. He’s a good manager, he’s got the team playing very well and it was down to a couple of factors why I wasn’t playing.
“We spoke about that week in week out and I knew where I stood.
“There were reasons [I wasn’t in the team] which I’ll keep to myself but it wasn’t personal. It was more to do with formations etc.
“There were no hard feelings when I left. He [Ferguson] wished me all the best and I wished them all the best.
“But I knew as soon as the call came in from Rangers where I wanted to be.”
Forrester’s Rovers contract had been due to expire in the summer.