Darren Cole has signed a new one-year contract with Rangers after his old contract expired during the summer break.
The young defender spent more than three months on the sidelines last season following reconstructive ankle surgery.
But he made a comeback before the end of the campaign having finally overcome the problem which plagued him for most of 2012/13.
Edinburgh-born Cole made his debut as an 18-year-old in the 1-1 Champions League draw with Bursaspor in Turkey back in December 2010.
But he had to wait until just under seven months ago for his next Gers outing when, following a loan spell at Partick in the first half of 2012.
Cole featured in a Scottish Cup tie with Elgin and made three more appearances last term including one in the final fixture with Berwick at Ibrox on May 4.
The 21-year-old defender can play either centrally or on the right and was part of the senior pool which reported to Murray Park for pre-season training on June 24.