Some players took their positions for granted last season, admits Rangers star Danny Wilson

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George Boyd

The centre-back has welcomed the increase in competition for places at the club.

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George BoydRangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with Burnley's George Boyd

Danny Wilson has welcomed the arrival of more competition in defence after admitting that some players became complacent last season, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

Mark Warburton has recently admitted (via quotes from the Herald Scotland) he is targeting another centre-back and Wilson is determined to fight for his place.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

"Last season we were a little bit light and a few boys took their position for granted because there wasn't really the numbers there,” said the 24-year old.

"But we've already brought in more defenders so that means more competition. That can only be healthy for us all. Whoever the manager brings in, I'll be looking to do the best I can to keep myself in the side.

"This is a big club and we should be expecting competition and looking to thrive on it because we want to be the best we can be," he added.

Rangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with St Mirren's Steven ThompsonRangers' Danny Wilson (R) in action with St Mirren's Steven Thompson

The former Liverpool defender arrived from Hearts last summer and enjoyed a successful campaign on his return to Glasgow.

He will face tougher tests in the Premier League this season and already has experienced competition, in the form of summer signing Clint Hill, to contend with.

Clint Hill celebrates scoring the second goal for QPRClint Hill celebrates scoring for QPR

Warburton’s bid to add another commanding centre-back to his squad will put more pressure on Wilson to maintain his starting berth but he has already demonstrated that he has the quality to do so.

It has been another successful summer of transfer activity at Ibrox, with the likes of Joey Barton, Nico Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter all bolstering the squad, but a few more additions are needed to give the Gers a real chance of league glory.

The signings of Clint Hill and Lee Hodson have improved Warburton’s options at the back and there is also the possibility of Matt Crooks being utilised in central defence if no suitable options are available on the market.

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