ROB Kiernan said it was a case of job done for Rangers after they defeated Raith Rovers 1-0 in a tough game.

The defender admitted the three points were the most important thing after an ugly win in testing conditions at Stark’s Park.

But one positive for the 25-year-old was Gers third clean sheet inside eight days – Mark Warburton’s side have only conceded twice in their last six games.

The centre-half said: “It’s a job done and it wasn’t pretty but I think we knew that with the pitch and conditions it would be difficult.

“Of course we should have got more from the game, the changes we created we expect to put a few more away but it wasn’t to be and we kept a clean sheet.”

“Ideally we’d be getting some more goals but the thing is if we weren’t creating the chances then we would be more worried than if the goals were flowing. We aren’t going to get too disheartened though.

“All we can do is keep concentrating on winning and keep that gap there; the games are counting down now so it’s a case of getting the job done.

“It’s not just me defending, it’s all of us, it starts from the front as well but for the boys at the back it’s all we care about so if we can do that then it gives us a platform to score goals and win games.”

Michael O’Halloran made his Rangers debut as a 64th minute substitute and Kiernan was impressed with what he saw.

The winger netted past Kiernan and his fellow defenders when St Johnstone knocked the Light Blues out of the League Cup.

Rangers will have to cope without their newest addition on Saturday though as he’s cup-tied – Kilmarnock stand in Gers way of the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Kiernan continued: “He obviously has a lot of quality; I remember playing against him at Ibrox when he scored that goal.

“He has pace, has a good physique and looks like he can go forward well so he is a great addition to our squad.

“We’re very confident we can win on Saturday, we just have to turn up on the day and do our stuff – it should be a good game and we’re looking forward to it.”

“I’d rather keep playing league games, personally I prefer playing games and keep the momentum up and tick the matches off. We know what our objective is so we just want to get there.”

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