Bongani Zungu says that the competition at Rangers excites him, and he is beginning to find his feet in Scotland.
The Bafana Bafana international joined the Scottish giants at the start of the season, on loan from Amiens, but Rangers have an option to make the deal permanent.
Zungu says he has been made to feel very welcome at the club, and says he is enjoying working with Steven Gerrard and the squad.
Zungu has featured in 10 games in all competitions so far.
“It has been awesome, I have been lucky to come to a team that has a lot of good guys in the dressing room. They have welcomed me and the coaching staff have also in terms of what is expected of me on the pitch,” Zungu told the Glasgow Times yesterday.
“Everything has been good so far. There are a number of guys who have helped me a lot. The skipper, from the first day I came, he sent me a message and then I got here guys like Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo, Connor Goldson and Jermain Defoe have all really helped me.”
“I am so lucky to play for a team that has a lot of qualities. For me, instead of looking at it as competition, I am really excited as when I get a chance I have a lot of quality around me. That helps with my confidence.”
“Those things take time and hard work, but the gaffer has shown me a lot of video clips and has been telling me what is expected of me. Of course, I am playing for a team that has a lot of attacks, but part of my job is to be the security behind the guys when we lose the ball.”
“I am slowly but surely gaining my confidence and getting my form back. It has been clear from the first day what they really want from me and they are really helping me in training. I ask a lot of questions to know and to grow as a player.”