Chris Burke has admitted that it will be difficult to regain his place in the Rangers side.
The winger has been sidelined for the last six months with an ankle problem but is almost back to full fitness after making a number of appearances for the reserves.
However, he is not expecting to walk straight back into the Gers team after manager Walter Smith bolstered his squad over the summer.
"Competition here is immense just now. Our squad is very big and there is a lot of talent throughout," said the 24-year-old.
"It will be very difficult for me to get involved again because it's not just one or two players battling for places."
Burke is nevertheless relishing the challenge and is staying focused for now on getting into the right condition.
"There are three or four all going for the same spots all over the park and that means that if you're playing, you have to make the most of it.
"I'm happy with the way things are going for me just now and hopefully that continues to be the case when I'm fully fit and if I get my chance.
Burke added: "Things are going well for me in the reserves and I'm very happy with the progress I'm making.
"My injury feels a lot better and it is good that my ankle is more stable now and close to 100 per cent again.
"It can only improve with more games and the most important thing at the moment is for me to continue building up my fitness and getting that back.
"The more I play, the more that will happen."
Burke, who has made two appearances for Scotland, admits he will be looking on in envy when several of his team-mates take to the field against Norway at Hampden Park on Saturday.
But he concedes it is far too early to start thinking about an international recall, adding: "A few of my team-mates are away with Scotland this week and it is a great honour to play for your country.
"But my aim first and foremost is to get back into the Rangers team and that's what I need to be thinking about."