Rangers striker Kevin Kyle insists he has silenced the doubters who questioned whether he would ever play again after making his debut for his new club.
The 31-year-old had been out for 19 months with a hip injury which had prompted fears he would never play again before joining Rangers this summer.
But the former Scotland international never lost hope of resuming his career and came on for the final 10 minutes at Ibrox in their game against East Fife in the Scottish Communities League Cup.
"Nineteen months I waited for that, so I'm over the moon," said Kyle.
"It's great to be here at Rangers, what an opportunity, and great to get on the park.
"It was a proud moment for me being out there playing for Rangers. But I'm proud of myself that I never gave up and just kept going.
"I knew I could get back playing, I never doubted it. I was just being sent to dummies who told me that I wouldn't play football again.
"Once you see the right people, and work with the right people, you get back to playing football and that's what has happened."