Kyle Lafferty is hoping to be deployed in his favoured centre-forward role by Rangers this season.
The Northern Ireland international, who joined the Gers from Burnley last summer, was forced to play out wide on a number of occasions during his debut campaign at Ibrox.
He still managed to plunder nine goals during an injury-hit season, but feels he would offer a greater threat down the middle.
Rangers currently boast a wealth of attacking options within their ranks, with the likes of Kris Boyd, Kenny Miller, Nacho Novo, Steven Naismith and Andrius Velicka all vying for a starting berth, but Lafferty believes he is capable of holding down a place in Walter Smith's plans.
"The gaffer and the coaching staff know I am a striker," he said.
"But it's down to me whether I want to work my socks off and get stronger on every aspect of my game.
"It's all right saying that I want to play in attack but I have to go out there on the pitch and prove that I can do the job.
"I know I can do it but I have a lot of hard work ahead, especially when you look at the players we have for this position.
"Boydy, Kenny, Nacho and Naisy all have so much quality and Andrius has come back this summer in great shape.
"He has really shown why Rangers bought him and has looked brilliant.
"So there is a lot of competition and although I am the youngest I am ready to fight for a place in the team."
Lafferty also believes that he has left the injury problems which plagued his 2008/09 campaign firmly in the past.
"Personally I feel fit and strong and can't wait for the games to start again," he added.
"It's clear that everybody is looking forward to the new season getting under way and I am no different, especially as last season was a bit stop-start for me.
"I managed to get a few goals but I also had injury problems to deal with and at a club like Rangers you have to wait for another chance in the team because there are so many top players.
"I had to be patient at times but hopefully I showed fans what I can do when I came into the team.
"But this season my aim is to hit the ground running and hit top form straight away."