Little to focus game

Gers utility man to work on a certain position

Little: Mr versatile

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Rangers utility man Andrew Little has stated he may focus on improving a certain position for the club rather than being Mr versatile.

The 21-year-old can operate in a variety of areas for manager Walter Smith, but feels his versatility is now becoming a hindrance to his career.

Little scored in Wednesday's 2-0 Co-operative Insurance Cup success over Kilmarnock and played on the right hand side of midfield and up front.

However, he now wants to focus on one specific area as Rangers have so much quality throughout that he needs to up his game to displace a first-teamer.

Versatility

"It's good to have the versatility but, at the same time, I feel like I really have to concentrate on one in order to become good enough to knock people out of the team," he said.

"At the moment, the players who are playing in the positions ahead of me, I don't expect to be playing in front of them.

"It's Kenny Miller up front, Steven Whittaker at right-back and Steven Naismith at right midfield and I don't expect to be playing in front of those guys at the minute.

"It's expected because the team is doing so well. I don't expect to play when the team is winning and the players are playing well.

"For me, personally, it's a matter of training hard and trying to impress the manager and being ready if I do get my chance."

Weird

Asked what he believes his best position to be, Little said: "I honestly don't know. It's a weird one.

"I've been playing a lot this season at right-back and it looks like that's where I might end up.

"I was thrown in at right midfield for this game and they changed it around a bit and I felt slightly more comfortable up front.

"To be honest, it just wasn't a great game for me apart from the goal. I've played all three of those positions for Northern Ireland so it's nothing new to me.

"I'm 21 now and I haven't had a regular game for a while so I know I have to get the games sooner rather than later."