NEW Rangers signing Calvin Bassey is determined to prove himself at Ibrox and become Steven Gerrard's first choice left back.

The 20-year-old, who made the switch from Leicester this summer, is raring to go when the Scottish Premiership starts on August 1 and he is adamant that he's not just at Ibrox to make up the numbers.

Bassey wants to form a strong partnership with current first choice left back Borna Barisic in the hope that the pair can push each other to improve throughout the season.

Speaking to Rangers TV about his first few days in training, he said: "I’m buzzing, I can’t wait to get started. Everyone knows about Steven Gerrard - legend - and Gary McAllister - legend - and I can’t wait to start training with them and learning off them and improving my game.

"Europa League is a massive tournament and I just can’t wait to get started. To be the best you’ve got to test yourself against the best and European football gives us the opportunity to see what level we’re at so it’ll be very challenging but an exciting challenge.

"You’ve got to take it step by step. I’m a young player and I want to prove a point that I’m good enough to play first team football and hopefully the fans can back me when I play and I’m always going to give 100 per cent.

"I back myself but at the same time he (Barisic) is a great professional and a great player so I’m just looking forward to having that sort of friendly rivalry but at the same time, adding some bits to my game from his game.

"It’s a massive club, great support, fan base and support system. I felt I needed a platform and what bigger platform could I ask for than Rangers? We’ve got European football as well so hopefully I can just showcase my ability throughout."