Maurice Edu seems to be taking his lack of playing time for the Glasgow Rangers well. The 22-year-old American center midfielder has not been able to find a regular role with Rangers but knows that it takes time to break into one of Europe's best sides.

"It's hard to say when I'll play again because the team are doing so well right now," Edu said on "We're winning so it's not often you make changes when the team is winning."

Rangers is currently in second place in the SPL and the 2007 MLS Rookie of the Year also understands that when the time comes he needs to be ready.

"My mentality right now is just to be patient and wait for my chance," Edu said. "I'm just looking forward to getting back in the team and showing them what I can do."

Despite the lack of game experience Edu seems to be enjoying life overseas.

"The fans are very passionate. They're real diehards," he said.

Edu's first taste of the SPL came on Sept. 13 when he debuted and played 65 minutes in a Rangers victory over Kilmarnock. But the former Toronto FC player has not seen any action since.

With Rangers having 13 league matches between now and Jan. 1, it is likely that Edu will get more minutes in the near future. His next chance to break into the lineup will come this Saturday when the Gers play a road match against a Hamilton team that is currently 11th in the standings, 10 points behind Rangers.

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