Ness keen to impress after injury nightmare
Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness is desperate to put his injury problems behind him and secure regular football next season.
Ness has endured a frustrating campaign on the sidelines and managed just five appearances over the course of the season, three of which came in the final weeks.
The 21-year-old admits he has been frustrated, especially considering the club's off-field issues, but Ness hopes his problems are now in the past and he is keen to return stronger in the 2012/2013 campaign, regardless of what league Rangers will be playing in.
"I am nowhere near full fitness because I was out for seven months and I have only trained for the last few weeks," he told the Evening Times.
"I didn't really expect the game time that I had in the last few weeks and it was a real bonus. It is hard when you're injured because you don't feel part of it."
He added: "All I want now is to get my fitness up and hit the ground running when I team up with the rest of the squad for the start of pre-season training."
Rangers have not yet met the necessary criteria to play in the SPL next season, but the league's board have agreed to a "period of grace" and the Ibrox side have been given until June 15 to satisfy the rules, having missed the original March 31 deadline.