Webster eyes Gers place
Gers defender searching for starting berth
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: February 7, 2009 1:07pm
Webster: First-team desire
Rangers defender Andy Webster is hoping to put an end to his injury nightmare by breaking into the first team.
The former Scottish international has endured a torrid spell on the sidelines since his move to Ibrox from Wigan in 2007.
The central defender has only managed one appearance for the Gers and that was when he scored in the 4-0 win over Gretna.
After spending two injury-stricken years with the Old Firm giants, Webster realises his chances of moving to another club are limited as he is somewhat of gamble.
"I think if I was fit and playing every week there would be more interest shown than now, as people have different opinions on a player when they are sidelined with injury," Webster told skysports.com.
"If a player isn't playing regularly they can often fall off the radar and slip out of fellow clubs' minds and become forgotten in a way."
Webster did find a club willing to take a plunge, when Championship side Bristol City loaned the centre-back for the first half of the season.
But yet again injuries hampered his progress at Ashton Gate and he could only manage five appearances during his five-month stint with the Robins.
Since returning north of the border Webster has been unable to break into the first team but he understands that the defenders ahead of him deserve their place.
"The team has been doing well and not conceding many goals, so it is different as we have such a big squad here and there are a lot of boys here that are like me in that they are not getting regular football."