KIRKINTILLOCH hotshot Gregg Wylde insists he has no intention of becoming a loan Ranger.
Regularly named in Rangers’ match day squad throughout this season, Wylde (19) has made an increasing number of appearances from the subs bench–- including a recent half-hour showing versus Hamilton Accies, the same club he made his debut against in August 2009.
With Rangers’ slimline 2010/11 squad, manager Walter Smith has blooded a number of younger stars, and Wylde is fully focused on totting up the minutes in a blue jersey and assisting in the Ibrox title push.
Former Kirkintilloch High School pupil Gregg said: “I always want to be playing, that’s the agenda and that’s what I’m getting just now at Rangers.
“I’m really enjoying it and the size of the squad means that the younger guys are getting a chance.
“I was on the bench for all of the Champions League games, which was a great experience.
“When you’ve got Manchester United and players like Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs, that’s the level where you want to be.
“They’re some of the best players in the world. My aim for the rest of the season is to be in and around the first team and hopefully win the league and the cups.”
Wylde’s attitude has delighted manager Walter Smith.
Gregg said: “He spoke to me not long ago and told me to keep the head down, keep working hard and just keep doing what I’m doing.”
The left-sided player earned his first Rangers start in the club’s 2-0 League Cup win at Kilmarnock in October, where his cross set up Steven Naismith for the game-clinching goal.
With the semi-final of the competition this Sunday versus Motherwell at the national stadium, Wylde hopes he can reclaim his League Cup first eleven spot . . . and banish his own Hampden hoodoo.
Gregg said: “I’d love to play in that game. I lost at Hampden in last season’s Youth Cup final so it would be good to get a result.”
Gregg also had a special word of thanks for the support of the Rangers fans.
He added: “They’ve been great with me. I’m playing for one of the biggest football clubs in the world and I’m really enjoying being involved.”