Nicky Clark addresses his prospects at Rangers this season

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The 24-year-old has struggled to force his way into a rampant Gers team.

Rangers striker Nicky Clark has, on Rangers TV, addressed the difficulty he faces breaking into this high-flying Gers side.

Mark Warburton’s men sit top of the Scottish Championship having won their first eight games, and Clark’s main competition for a starting berth has been in exceptional form.

Summer signing Martyn Waghorn has got his Rangers career off to a storming start and already boasts a goal tally of 14.

Clark admits that dislodging the 25-year-old will be a tough task, but insists that he will give his all on the training ground in the hope of proving his worth to the gaffer.

“It’s difficult… there’s competition for places here so I need to make sure I keep my head down, work hard in training and if I get a chance make sure I take it,” said the striker, in a press conference shown on Rangers TV.

“Waggy’s done great, he’s scoring loads of goals and performing really well so if I get a chance to get in and play I need to do exactly what he’s been doing.”

With Waghorn in his current vein of form, it’s unlikely a chance will be presented to Clark any time soon - barring injury or suspension.

The versatility of the Rangers attackers has been talked up by Warburton in the past and Clark echoed this, suggesting it’s not necessarily a case of either/or between him and the former Wigan man.

“I think with the strikers we’ve got we can each play anywhere across the front three so I think me and Waggy could definitely play in the same team,” he added.

Clark would still have to leapfrog the likes of Nathan Oduwa and Barrie McKay if he is to get into the Gers front three, and on current form, that also looks unlikely.

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