BILLY KING admits he couldn’t believe it himself we he managed to score just the second headed goal of his career to secure Rangers all three points against Falkirk on a dramatic afternoon at Ibrox Stadium.
The on-loan winger only joined the Light Blues on Thursday but he received a warm welcome to the club when he replaced Kenny Miller in the 60th minute and he thanked the Rangers fans in the best way possible.
Into the second minute of injury time, James Tavernier supplied a perfect cross from the right and King was there to glance the ball into the corner of the net beyond Bairns keeper Danny Rogers.
It was a moment of magic from the 21-year-old, who was in dreamland when he spoke to RangersTV.tv after the final whistle.
He said: “Obviously I thought it was going to be a nil-nil but Tav put a great ball in and I managed to score with my head, which was only my second headed goal of my whole career.
“So I’m delighted with that, we weren’t at our best to day but the three points is massive and it keeps the gap between us and Hibs and Falkirk.”
King found himself in the 18-yard box when he headed home the winner, and he explained his matchwinning decision to come inside from the flank.
“I’ve seen Tav out wide in space and there was space in between the two centre halves. I just made the run in between and luckily he’s found me.
“It was quite an awkward height but I managed to just duck down a wee bit, shut my eyes and it bounced off my head and went in the corner!
“It was unbelievable. It just kind of went in slowly, it was in slow emotion. I was just lying on the ground and I saw it hit the net, it was just such a relief.”
Mark Warburton hoped his super sub could have an impact on today’s game, and King certainly had that.
On his manager’s instructions, Billy added: “He just said to get the ball out wide, be positive and try and create chances.
“To be honest I don’t think I was at my best when I went on, I gave the ball away a couple of times, but it’s going to take time for me to adapt to the way Rangers play. But overall I’m happy to get the goal and it’s a massive three points.
“Falkirk are a very hard team to play against and they are doing really well this season, so it was always going to be a tough game. They kind of get two banks of four and double up so it’s hard to break down.
“It obviously gives me massive confidence to score the winner against Falkirk and get the three points for the team. Hopefully I can get another run-out against Raith and we can get another three points.”