Northern Ireland striker Andrew Little accepts he may have to seek a loan move from Rangers in order to accrue experience of first team football, despite having made his international debut at the weekend.
The 19-year-old came off the bench at Windsor Park on Saturday to make his first appearance for his country in their 3-2 win over Poland in a crunch World Cup qualifier.
Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington had enough confidence in the starlet to pitch him straight into competitive action but Little is yet to make his first team debut for the Gers.
Aware that competition for places is fierce at Ibrox, Little is refusing to get carried away with making his international bow.
"The fact that I made my first international appearance is a big boost for me," Little told the Daily Record.
"Hopefully, when I get back to Rangers this can help push me on.
"I can't get carried away with myself, though. I only got called into the squad at the last minute and I have to go back to my club at the end of the week and continue to work hard.
"If I get a wee chance then it would be brilliant but it's more likely I will go out on loan next season.
"There is such competition for places. It's a big thing to play for Rangers. I understand I might have to wait.
"I may have to go down to First Division level to get a bit of experience before I start looking to the senior squad.
"I think there are 28 first team players at Rangers. All internationals, all top class."