Fraser Aird admits he is hoping to become a better player at Vancouver Whitecaps after joining the Canadian club on a season-long loan from Rangers.
The versatile right-back has returned to the country of his birth after being limited to four substitute appearances this term.
Aird, who has been capped at Scotland youth level having been born to Scottish parents but has switched his football allegiance to Canada, will be with the Whitecaps for the duration of the MLS campaign and will have the chance to join the club on a permanent deal.
After a total of 85 appearances for the Ibrox outfit, Aird is hoping to kick-start his career with Carl Robinson’s side.
Aird said: “I’m delighted to have joined Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a season-long loan.
“Hopefully I can come in and help the team and improve as a player under Carl Robinson.
“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the group and getting started right away.”
Englishman Robinson said: “He is a bright young Canadian talent with great energy in his play and great character.
“He is still learning the game and hopefully we can help his talent progress.
“Fraser can play a variety of positions, but we’ll be looking for him to compete in the right back area.”