DANNY WILSON was thrilled to grab the first goal of his second spell at Rangers today, but admitted afterwards it was a long time in coming.
The defender opened the scoring in today’s 4-1 win after goalkeeper Marc McCallum batted a Martyn Waghorn effort into his path, and he reacted instinctively to nod the ball into the back of the net.
It’s only the second goal he has ever scored in Light Blue, although he explained why it has perhaps taken longer than he would have hoped to get off the mark this time around.
He said: “I’m delighted. It was more important that we got the three points today, but I think I’m maybe overdue a goal. We don’t put a lot of crosses into the box, but today it was about being in the right place at the right time, and luckily it fell my way.
“With the way we play, we try to move the opposition at corner kicks rather than just put aimless balls into the box. That paid off for us today as we managed to get a couple of goals from it. It doesn’t happen every week, but you can see the reason why we try to do it.”
Kenny Miller and two goals from Waghorn on top of Wilson’s opener had the Gers cruising at the interval, but there was to be no further scoring in the second half – and Wilson admits that was a negative from an otherwise highly positive day.
He added: “In the first half, everything about our game was very, very good. Being 4-0 up at half-time, the game was effectively done, but we are a little bit disappointed with how we played in the second half – we know we can be better, but credit to Livingston for that too, they came out and made things difficult for us.
“But from our point of view, we need to be better. When you’re 4-0 up at half-time, you should be looking to go on and get more goals, but today, our performance dropped in the second half, although if you’re picking the bones out of a 4-1 win, it shows you are doing something right as you want to keep going.