Injured defender Andy Webster is hoping his track record under Craig Levein will earn him a recall to the Scotland squad for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers.
The Rangers defender was forced to withdraw from the squad for Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in Stockholm due to a hamstring injury sustained last week.
Webster, who worked under Scotland boss Levein at Hearts and during his loan spell at Dundee United last season, faces a race against time to be ready for Saturday's opener against Kilmarnock at Ibrox.
And while he is determined to return in time for the SPL season, the 28-year-old is also focused on proving his fitness for Scotland's forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifying double-header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein in September.
"Playing international football is one of the highlights of anyone's career and getting the opportunity to be involved is great," Webster told Rangers' official website.
"But injuries happen and it's just one of these things that I'm having to miss the Sweden game. I just have to get on with things.
"Hopefully I can get back into the group for the qualifiers.
"Going out on loan last season was really good for me as it has given me a chance at club and international level again.
"I've worked with the manager before and he knows what I'm all about so, from that point of view, it has been great.
"Hopefully that stands me in good stead when the competitive games start in September against Lithuania and Liechtenstein.
"I just need to worry about getting a game at Rangers and doing well there. After that, these things take care of themselves."