Kerkar happy with choice
Rangers winger Salim Kerkar does not regret joining the SPL giants despite seeing no action since his arrival.
Last Updated: 11/04/11 4:20pm
Rangers winger Salim Kerkar does not regret joining the SPL giants despite seeing no action since his November arrival.
The 23-year-old arrived last year after a protracted trial period that saw some confusion over possible compensation owed to previous side FC Gueugnon.
Kerkar only has a deal until the end of the season and he is disappointed he has not been given a chance as yet to show the club's supporters what he can do.
He thought he had been close to making his debut against Celtic in their Scottish Cup replay defeat, but Steven Whittaker's dismissal forced manager Walter Smith into a re-think.
"Of course I'm glad I opted for Rangers, even though I have not played a competitive match to date," he told Le Buteur. "I put my misfortune to one side, knowing that I'm progressing at all levels.
"I train every time with a bit more desire and I'm sure it will eventually bear fruit one day. I meet top players every day and I know I must raise my game a little more for me to get a place.
"During that away game against Celtic, I thought I would make my debut that day, but the coach changed his mind after the expulsion of one of my team-mates.
"It was at that moment that I realised that I have to wait some time. I'm not the type to go ask the coach to play me.
"I tell myself I'm the newest member of the team and I'm not from Barcelona or another big club to claim a starting spot. I'm at Rangers just to prove I deserve to play in a big club."