DANNY Wilson said he had the perfect birthday after branding his third goal of the season the best of his career to date.

The defender was turning 26 on Wednesday and netted his first ever goal with his left foot to put the Gers 1-0 up against Motherwell in impressive style before Alfredo Morelos added the extras.

Wilson was equally pleased with the Light Blues’ shutout at the other end which gave them an important victory after back to back defeats in the league.

Speaking to RangersTV birthday boy Wilson said: “I would like to think I do that every day in training but I don’t! I was fortunate it went in tonight but more importantly the goal came at a good time for us.

“I felt that we were okay tonight without being brilliant but it was just important to get three points after the last two results that we’ve had to try and gain some momentum going into Saturday.

“I would say that’s the best goal I’ve ever scored; I don’t think I have ever scored any real screamers or anything like that, mostly headers if they do go in.

“I am just happy it went in tonight and it was important to get back to winning ways because we have been disappointing the last two games.

“I think the most I have scored in a season is six so I am on course. It has taken me a while to get there and I have mentioned before I’ve not scored enough goals for this club.

“I am happy with what I have done but I’d be happy even if someone else was scoring and we were winning games. The team comes first and we got the three points tonight so we move on.

“We were okay without being spectacular; we got the job done after what has been two difficult weeks for us.

“I thought in the main we were good tonight, we created some chances against a good team because Motherwell have given us problems in the past.

“To get the clean sheet, the three points, a couple of good goals, we can be happy with our night’s work.”

Rangers now head across Glasgow on Saturday for the second Old Firm of the season and Wilson knows their midweek victory will lift spirits ahead of the clash.

He continued: “I think a win is really important just for confidence after the last two games; we were miles off it against Kilmarnock and the week before we were really poor against St Johnstone.

“We are happy with the win tonight but we know Saturday is going to be difficult but it is a game we can look forward to and we go there with no fear.”

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