MATCHWINNER Nicky Clark reckons his goal last night was the best of his career as he sealed Rangers’ place in the Petrofac Cup semi-finals.

The striker’s counter 15 minutes from full-time was enough to secure a 1-0 win for the Bears, and he also pointed out the persevering nature of Mark Warburton’s side as they kept their heads to eventually get over the finishing line.

Speaking afterwards to RangersTV.tv, he was asked if he had ever scored a better goal and he replied: “Probably not – it was a great strike, but the most important thing for us was to get the win to take us into the semi-final.

“Livingston came out and were set-up really well. They did their jobs and made it difficult for us at times, but we dug-in and we were patient, did the things that we’re good at and eventually we got there.

We want to win every competition that we’re in – it’s all about winning trophies at a club like Rangers – and that’s what all the boys want to do.”

Clark was a half-time substitute for Nathan Oduwa, and he revealed the manager had some words of wisdom for him before he took the field, and now Clark hopes he has forced his way into Warburton’s starting thoughts ahead of Sunday’s trip to St Mirren.

He added: “He told me to go out and have an impact, make good runs and if I got a chance then to take it, and fortunately enough I managed to do that.

“You need competition for places here, and the boys who have been playing have been great, but I feel as if I did well when I came on so hopefully I can get a sniff on Sunday.”

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