Richard Foster is delighted to have silenced those who questioned whether he was good enough for Rangers.
Some Gers supporters were surprised to see Walter Smith move for the full-back in August, with a loan deal doing little to capture the imagination of the Ibrox faithful.
Foster has proven to be a shrewd acquisition, though, slipping seamlessly into the first-team fold.
He has played an integral part in the club's European endeavours this season, with Rangers having equipped themselves admirably in the UEFA Champions League and progressed through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Foster admits turning out on such a grand stage has helped him to raise his game, with his ongoing development having benefited from continental competition.
"I realised when I came here there would be a few people who would be quite sceptical because of where I came from," he said ahead of a return date with PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League on Thursday.
"But that was something I couldn't dwell on because I would never have managed to get in the team, never mind perform quite well.
"So I think it was just about me showing I was good enough to play in the Rangers team first and foremost.
"To play in the Champions League especially was definitely a bonus, but I think I equipped myself quite well so in that sense I'm happy with the way I've been playing."
Foster is due back at Pittodrie in the summer when his loan deal comes to an end and he is refusing to speculate on whether he has done enough to tempt Ally McCoist, who will inherit the reins from Smith next term, into offering him a permanent stay.
"When I came here I just wanted to play as many games as I can and do as well as I can," he said.
"I'm not going to comment on what Ally McCoist thinks or what I hope he thinks. I don't think it's fair to either club."