Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has ruled out an immediate move to Rangers, stating he wants to fight for his first-team place.
The 22-year-old has been limited to two Premier League starts under manager Alex McLeish after starting 20 league games last season.
Villa's academy product admits things have not been 'great', although he insists his situation has not diminished his desire.
Albrighton concedes he may have to depart at some stage, however, that day will not come in the near future as he is focused on his Midlands career.
"I have a mate at Rangers but I won't be going there anytime soon," stated Albrighton.
"I don't want to think about leaving at the minute. I know things have not been great.
"But I am a Villa boy and I can't think of anything worse than leaving the club that's given me all my games and all my happy moments.
"One day I may have to leave, and that will be a sad day for me, but at the moment I am concentrating on playing well for Villa."
Albrighton added: "I want to fight for my place here and see if I can establish myself and get back to my best here.
"I don't want to take the easy route. I prefer to do the hard work and the manager told me I was in his plans."