ANDY LITTLE was understandably thrilled to score the first double of his Rangers career in his side’s excellent 3-0 victory against Hearts.

The Ulsterman was clutching the man-of-the-match champagne after the final whistle having put in a great shift for his side throughout a hard-fought 90 minutes.

He was rewarded for his efforts with two goals, the first he admits was lucky and the second was a tap-in with 87 minutes on the clock.

He may have scored better goals in his career but having missed so much football in recent years due to injuries it is clear the 22-year-old is growing with confidence with every game he plays and is ecstatic to be on a good run of form.  

He said: “I am absolutely delighted, it wasn’t exactly a classic today but to win here 3-0 and keep a clean sheet as well, you can’t really complain.

“It was a great to get two goals and I’d like to think I’ll always battle and fight for the team and I tried to do that today.

“I got a bit of luck with the first one, I put my body in there and thankfully it came off.

“I don’t really know how it went in but that gave us a bit of comfort going into the second half.

“Hearts then missed the penalty and I don’t think many penalty takers fancy their chances coming up against Allan.

“He stood up and made it difficult for Craig Beattie and fortunately he missed it as that would have made it a nervy finish.

“We then managed to score a third and I’m not sure it was a pass from Lee, I think he was trying to shoot and do a Messi!

“But I was delighted to be on the end of it and you can’t really miss those although I nearly did.

“But it was a brilliant way to finish the game off and I think we deserved that.”

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