''The lads in possession will want to hold on to their place in the team and those like me who ended the season out of the side will want to get back in.
''This is good for the manager and good for the club. No-one is guaranteed a place and that is the way it should be.
''Even lads like Pahars and Beattie had to wait for their chance and both of them are very valuable to the team."
With Gordon Strachan looking to add depth to the squad over the summer there will be even more competition for first team places.