Andy Little finally returned to action for Rangers on Tuesday evening following a six-week injury absence.
The Northern Ireland Internationalist may not have played in the 2-1 League One win over Ayr United at Ibrox – but he featured as an overage player in the Under-20 League fixture at Kilmarnock on the same night.
“I’m just relieved to get my first game back and to be involved with the boys. I was more than happy to play in the Under-20 game. There’s a bit less pressure, although there’s still the goal of trying to win the League.”
Little played for 63 minutes in the 2-1 win, and was delighted to report that there had been no apparent after-effects.
“The biggest thing for me personally was just to get through the game unscathed and it’s a case of so far, so good. The plan was to play about an hour and I was delighted with that.
“My muscles feel good and I’m really focused now on trying get into the first team again.”
The immediate goal for the Ulsterman is to be involved on Saturday in the home game against Stranraer – with the League One trophy presentation to follow at the final whistle.
“We’ve two games left and I really want to play in those.
“It’s brilliant to be involved with any league-winning team and it’s going to be a big occasion on Saturday. I’m desperate to get back into the side and to feel part of it again.”