DECLAN JOHN is confident he can go from strength to strength during his second campaign at Rangers.

The left-back made the move to Ibrox on loan from Cardiff last summer before putting pen-to-paper on a three-and-half year deal during the January transfer window.

John was one of the Light Blues’ most consistent performers as he filled in for injured captain Lee Wallace before a broken hand ruled him out of the final fixtures of the season.

The Wales international reckons he has plenty more to give, though, as he looks to establish himself in Steven Gerrard’s side this term.

John said: “The move to Rangers was a bit random. My agent dropped me a text telling me to keep my phone on. There were about two days left of the transfer window.

“I jumped into bed and I was woken up by my phone going at one o’clock in the morning. I was told I was catching a flight at half seven in the morning so I had about four hours kip and had to get in the car.

“I was really excited and I’m really happy to be here now. It was random at the time but when I heard the name Rangers it was ‘yes’ straight away.

“And then I was really happy to make the move permanent and I think I did quite well last season. I need to try and cement my place in the team.

“I felt I did well at left-back last season but I offer a lot more because I can play two or three different positions.

“I had to wait for my chance and as soon as it comes you have to take it.

“I would like more competition (if Lee Wallace resolves his issue) for the left back position. You need two or three players all fighting for that one spot. It makes everyone better as a player and as a team.”