IN Clint Hill’s near-20 years as a professional footballer, he reckons today’s atmosphere in Rangers’ win over Aberdeen is the best he’s played in.
And, although the 38-year old defender was red carded for a second bookable offence late-on in the game, he was delighted for absolutely everyone of a blue perspective.
Speaking afterwards exclusively to RangersTV.tv, he explained: “It was magnificent. I’ve never played in an atmosphere like that before – it was electric from the start. The crowd really responded to our play and the way we got about Aberdeen, and they gave us that lift when we needed it.
“I probably slightly got carried away myself a bit with the atmosphere, and I am a little bit gutted I got sent off – I feel like I have let the lads down.
“But, I am made up for everyone involved with Rangers tonight.”
Hill was also thrilled with the performance of the Rangers players, particularly as it comes off the back of Wednesday’s disappointing loss to Hearts.
He continued: “We took criticism and rightly so against Hearts. We didn’t turn up on the night and didn’t show anything like we could do. Today was all about the response. I don’t think we played our usual possession-based football – I think we showed a different side to our game today.
“We were more direct, committed, and I think you could see that today, especially at the end when they all got involved to try and protect each other.
“So it was a very pleasing performance from everybody. We are gutted we lost out on the clean sheet, and Wes was saying about it there and rightly so. We are thankful the referee blew his whistle right after their goal, but all-in-all, it was a good, solid performance, a great response from the lads and a massive three points for the club.
“We are pleased everyone is going to have a good weekend.”