Dundee United's new loan signing Andy Webster is looking forward to playing first-team football again after a tough few seasons at Rangers.
The defender joined United for the season after making only two appearances for Rangers since he arrived from Wigan in January 2007.
"It's been an extremely frustrating period," Webster told BBC Scotland.
"I just want to get a chance to play first-team football and play my part in bringing success to United."
Webster won 22 Scotland caps while at Hearts, but his career has faltered since moving to Wigan, where he suffered a serious knee injury.
Once I knew I had the chance to come to Dundee United it didn't take me too long to decide it was the right move for me
Despite the injury, Rangers took him to Ibrox, but he has subsequently struggled to break into the first team, and spent the first half of last season on loan at Bristol City.
Now, he is eager to put the last two-and-a-half years behind him at his latest club.
"I'm really delighted to be here. The manager and the chairman went to a lot of effort to sign me, and that's something I really appreciate," he said.
"Once I knew I had the chance to come to Dundee United it didn't take me too long to decide it was the right move for me.
"This couple of years is something that's going to be part of me for the rest of my football career, but hopefully I can take some positives out of it and use that to kick on."
However, he says he has not set himself any targets, such as winning a permanent deal at Tannadice, or even proving himself worthy of a place at Rangers.
"I think that will take care of itself," he said. "I'm not looking too far ahead, because I've had an interesting two or three years.
"I'm not pinning my hopes on anything specific, I'll just take it as it comes, try to do well for United and see where it takes me.
"I've done the whole of pre-season - every session - part at Rangers, and part here at United, so I feel fit and ready to go."
United manager Craig Levein said: "I signed Andy from Arbroath while I was at Hearts, so know him very well."
Levein had beaten United to Webster's signature in 2001, when he moved to Tynecastle from Arbroath.
Webster - likely to form a central defensive partnership with Lee Wilkie, who himself has had career-threatening injuries - never became a first-team regular with Rangers and was sent on loan to Bristol City.
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