Scottish Football - Templeton itching to go for Rangers

David Templeton is desperate for Rangers to return to action so that he can fully put his injury woes behind him.

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David Templeton hopes to put his injury woes behind him

The winger sustained a thigh injury during pre-season and feels he has yet to hit top form so far this term.

The international break means a free weekend for the Light Blues, who are not back in action until next Saturday's Scottish League One meeting with Arbroath.

A year-long transfer embargo came to an end at midnight on August 31, at which point Rangers were free to register all eight of their new signings.

And Templeton admits he is keen to hit top form as soon as possible with competition for places about to get a whole lot tougher.

He told RangersTV: "It has been frustrating. I did the first week of pre-season and felt good but then hurt my thigh.

"When you get injured at that stage you're always playing catch up. Now I'm at a point where I'm trying to get game time and build up my sharpness as I've not felt match fit yet.

"The more games I can play, the better I'm sure I'll get.

My position and my game are based on being sharp and getting away from people.

"I felt I didn't play well at all against Berwick recently but I thought I did a bit better at the weekend against East Fife, even if I still wasn't up to the standard I want to reach.

"I got tired in the second half and was replaced and that's down to maybe not having the same pre-season as a lot of the other guys.

"I've got to keep training hard to get my fitness up. I'd rather have games at the moment than a break because the new guys can come into the team now.

"We all have to be on our toes now and we know we have to do well in training and in games or we're not going to be playing."

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