The striker replaced Martyn Waghorn inside the opening five minutes after the striker hobbled off injured having given ‘Gers the lead from the penalty spot, and he paid tribute to winger Barrie McKay whose inch-perfect corner kick allowed Clark to sweep home at the front post.
Clark also revealed his appreciation of the thousands upon thousands of Light Blue supporters who braved horrendous weather to travel to Ayrshire this evening, with his goal sparking utter pandemonium in the away sections of Rugby Park.
Speaking to RangersTV.tv, Clark said: “It was unfortunate for Martyn getting his injury, but getting the chance I knew I had to come on and do well, and getting the goal to win the game was the most important thing.
“It’s right up there with the best moments so far. In the second half we pushed on well and it looked as if there was only one team going to win it.
“It was a great ball in from Barrie, I hit it well and thankfully it went in.
“I took the chance to go across the front post and fortunately enough Wee Baz put it right in the perfect spot for me, I caught it well, and it went in.
“It was definitely worth the booking jumping in beside the fans! It showed what it meant to them, and they are unbelievable – you see tonight, a Tuesday evening in shocking rain, and there was the best part of 9000 in here tonight, and that’s just incredible.
“Hopefully we’ve sent them all home happy.”
Clark also believes the result was no more than Rangers deserved given their performance, and he singled out the defence for their part in the win.
He continued: “We had so many attacks and the bulk of possession of the ball – but that’s been us all season. We do well to keep the ball and keep it moving, and thankfully we did that.
“The back four were excellent. Big Josh Magennis has done really well this year for Kilmarnock, and he’s a handful but Danny and Rob dealt with him really well.”