He said: “Life’s good just now. It couldn’t get any worse than it was for me at the start of January, could it? I’m enjoying my football now and I wake up every morning looking forward to going in to training.
“Towards the end of the last Rangers manager’s regime, I wasn’t looking forward to going in. It came to the stage where it wasn’t a nice place to be for me. I honestly don’t know what the problem was with him (Le Guen). He said there was a problem, I didn’t see one. I’m not going to lie, it did cross my mind that I would have to leave the club. I had to start thinking that my future lay elsewhere. That ten days was a nightmare. My agent flew back from Dubai and had a few offers for me.
“I didn’t really want to consider the offers, but as time went on during that period I had to start thinking about them. I had to stay professional and, after being told not to come in to Murray Park for the first couple of days, I got my head down and worked hard.
“My main aim was to stay at Rangers and it has worked out that way. It means a lot to me and it was only when it looked like it was being taken away from me that I fully realised how much I value it. What Walter has done is just let me get on with playing football. I feel fit and the main thing is that I’m enjoying my football now.”