Gavin Rae is relishing the prospect of a long slog in pre-season training with Rangers.
The midfielder has been plagued by injuries for the best part of three years and has been unable to take part in pre-season with The Gers.
He is now finally over his travails and is looking to show his quality to new coach Paul Le Guen this summer.
"It has been a frustrating last coupe of years," Rae told Sky Sports News. "So I want to get back to enjoying football to be honest.
"The last couple of years I have been waiting for operations. Everyone thinks it (pre-season) is hard, but I have enjoyed being able to do it.
"There is always going to be competition for places, so you need to do your best in training and games and take your chance."
Le Guen, meanwhile, has extended the trial of Senegal midfielder Makhtar N'Diaye.
N'Diaye was invited to Glasgow for a trial and made a decent impression in a friendly with Hamilton.
He is set to head out to South Africa with the rest of the squad, but Cyril Chapuis and Davide Tosetti have not travelled after failing to shine while on trial.
"N'Diaye will come to South Africa on an extended trial because he has interested me this past week," Le Guen told the club's website.
"Chapuis won't be coming because we want to keep it possible to recruit one of two players in his position, while I don't feel Tosetti is ready to be involved in our first team."
Johan Elmander is Le Guen's preferred striking target, but he has another iron in the fire.
"If we cannot sign Elmander, we will try another player," he added. "I have one in mind.
"With Elmander, we will try to work discreetly. We will continue to try to sign him but if not, then we will try to sign another one."