Macleod has been out of action since suffering knee ligament damage in a game against Montrose at Ibrox on January 26.
But the 18-year-old midfielder, one of the stand-out performers for Ally McCoist's team this season, has responded well to treatment.
And McCoist this week expressed hope he would be able to play for the Gers again before the end of the 2012/13 campaign.
Macleod, though, has stressed he will not rush back to play in the Irn-Bru Third Division if it means he suffers a further setback.
"If everything goes to plan I could hopefully get a few games before the end of the season," he said.
"But I'm not too fussed about pushing myself just to get another couple of games because the league is more or less over.
"It would be nice to get a couple of 90 minutes under my belt, but I don't want to rush back.
"If I got injured again, I'd be angry at myself for rushing back when there was no need.
"There is a Scotland Under-19 team European qualifier against Belgium on May 24 and I look forward to playing in those games.
"That is why I would maybe like a couple of games before the season is done.
But at the same time, I won't come back if I didn't need to."
Macleod also revealed he had suffered the same injury earlier in his career while he was playing for the U19 national team.
And he is optimistic he can recover fully and return to the level he attained in the first half of the season for the Ibrox club.
Speaking as he helped Rangers launch the Rising Stars Draw, he added: "I enjoyed this season a lot. The injury came at a bad time.
"I've had this injury before so I'm used to the injury and the rehab and recovery.
"I first did it a year-and-a-half ago when I was at the Euros with Scotland.
"I was out for 12 weeks. It was basically the same injury, but I broke a bone in my knee too.
"It was slightly worse, but I came back from that to play my best and I'm confident I can do the same again.
"It's crawling along fine and I'll be back training soon."
Murray Park graduate Macleod admitted he was feeling the pressure of being labelled as a star of the future after taking the Gers team by storm in the bottom tier.
And he is hopeful Rangers fans give him time he needs to get back to his very best as they look to climb back up the leagues.
He stated: "I feel the pressure a wee bit. I'm sure I will be a bit shaky for the first couple of games when I do come back, but that's to be expected.
"However, I hope people realise that and won't be expecting me straight away to be the same as I was before I got injured."