Jak Alnwick has reiterated his desire to fight for his place at Glasgow Rangers, despite having played for the Scottish club just once.
The 24-year-old joined from Port Vale in January after he was signed by former manager Mark Warburton, however he has had a difficult start to life at Ibrox.
Although Pedro Caixinha has since come into the club, Alnwick has still had to be the backup to Wes Foderingham and has not really had the chance to kick start his career north of the border.
The former England under-18 goalkeeper, however, believes that it is not a problem at the present moment in time, stating there is healthy competition between him and the other keepers within the Rangers squad.
“Obviously you’ve got me, Wes, Liam [Kelly] and even Robby [McCrorie] and the young lads,” he told Rangers’ official website.
“But we’ve all said that together as a unit we’re really good.
“We’re always having a laugh day in and day out and it’s good because it is competition and we’re all good friends.”
Since Caixinha’s arrival in Glasgow, there have been a plethora of changes to the Ibrox outfit, however the one constant has been the goalkeepers – something Alnwick is pleased with.
“To have that base between the goalkeepers has been nice. Although there have been a lot of changes we’ve still got the four goalkeepers stuck together,” he continued.
“It’s one of those things, you like to have as much competition as you can and you look and there’s not a bad goalkeeper here.”
The Portuguese manager is desperate to change the club’s fortunes, however the beginning of his first full season in charge has not gone according to plan.
Rangers were unceremoniously dumped out of the Europa League with a defeat to Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn, proving that there desire to compete in the Scottish Premiership with Old Firm rivals Glasgow Celtic could still be a step to far.
Brendan Rodgers’ side went unbeaten last year, including a performance that humiliated Caixinha’s men, with the Ibrox faithful desperate not to relive any time in the near future.