MICHAEL O’HALLORAN’S first goal for Rangers was not enough to dampen the disappointment of dropped points for the club’s newest signing.
O’Halloran bagged an equaliser in the 83rd minute to secure a 1-1 draw, but he admits he’d have given up that strike for a win.
He said: “It’s disappointing. The lads and the staff all feel it’s two points dropped because you saw the chances that we created so it’s a dejected dressing room.
“It’s pleasing to score, but the most important thing is to get the points and we didn’t do that today.
“I think maybe another ten minutes would have done it. If we’d got the goal a wee bit earlier we might have pushed on and won the game.
“Looking at the chances we’ve created their keeper has had an unbelievable display and it’s just one of those days where it wouldn’t go in the net.”
O’Halloran and his team mates created countless chances but couldn’t find the net until after they were already behind to Jason Marr’s second half goal.
The forward admits that effort couldn’t be faulted and that the team must now pick itself up ahead of Tuesday’s cup tie at Rugby Park – a match O’Halloran will miss out on as he is cup tied.
He added: “We spoke at half time about trying to limit their chances and to keep doing what we had been doing. The way they were going to score would be a set piece and that was disappointing.
“Then they just packed everybody behind the ball. We still created and we got the equalizer but there just wasn’t enough time to get the win.
“We need to kick on for Tuesday. We’ll brush ourselves down and get on with that now.
“Last week when we played Kilmarnock, again the boys had a lot of possession and were just unfortunate not to score.
“I think we can go into the game and it might be a wee bit more open now that it can go to extra time and Kilmarnock will need to come out and play as the home team.
“Hopefully we can pick them off and progress to the next round.”