Rangers' Steven Davis was delighted with the club's signings in the summer transfer window stating the fresh faces have added competitiveness to the squad.
The club's new manager, Ally McCoist, brought in no less than six signings to Ibrox after landing the likes of Carlos Bocanegra, Matt McKay, Alejandro Bedoya, Lee Wallace, Juanma Ortiz and Dorin Goian.
Gers' poor financial position in recent seasons meant Walter Smith was forced to operate on a shoe-string budget and Davis feels competition for places was lacking in years gone by.
The Light Blues have made a decent start to the new SPL campaign and Davis knows their progress will be judged on their upcoming games against Dundee United and Celtic following the international break.
"Football is like that sometimes. Perhaps people were trying to exploit the fact we had been put out of Europe but it is nice to have the squad still together and the manager now knows what he can work with," commented Davis.
"I'm sure the gaffer would have liked to get another couple of players in but, all in all, he will be happy with the business he has done. He has managed to get more players in who have good quality.
"That will add competitiveness to the squad and that is what we have been lacking over the past couple of years.
"The manager learned from the best in Walter and also took the Scottish Cup team over the last two seasons. It was still a big transition to go from assistant to full-time manager but he has stepped into the role well.
"Losing in Europe was disappointing and so was our performance against Aberdeen in the SPL just before the international break. It wasn't the best but you have to grind out results.
"We have a couple of massive games when we get back from international duty against Dundee United at Tannadice then Celtic at Ibrox. These are matches to look forward to."