JOE Dodoo said he hoped he had given the Rangers fans a weekend to enjoy after his brace beat Partick Thistle.

The 21-year-old struck in the 80th and 94th minute, after being introduced on the hour mark, to snatch a victory at Firhill after Thistle had taken the lead.

The humble striker refused to take any praise as he said the three points were the most important thing, enabling the Gers to move into second spot in the Premiership.

Speaking to RangersTV Dodoo said: “It is fantastic to come in and get game time and to score two goals and win us the game is a good feeling and it means we climb up the table.

“It’s great to hear the fans singing my name; it is a new club for me and for the goal to come so late and get the points for the team was great for the fans as well to enjoy the weekend.

“Today wasn’t easy for the supporters, to dominate the game and then go a goal down, their emotions must have gone up and down.

“That goal is up there with the latest I have ever scored, I have got a few before at that time of the game but this is the first time in the league that I have done that.

“You always have to believe in yourself and when the manager is putting you on it means you have to go and do something for him and I’m glad I could do that.

“We were unfortunate to go a goal down but to score two goals and get the three points is the most important thing.”

Kenny Miller provided two clever assists for Dodoo’s goals and the attacker thinks he and Miller connect because of their hatred of losing.

Dodoo hasn’t started game since he returned from an injury he picked up in late August against Kilmarnock and he admits he couldn’t have done much more in his half hour stint against Thistle to impress his manager.

He smiled: “Whatever happens on Wednesday against Hearts I am very fortunate and I am happy to help the team.

“I know what Kenny is going to do in a game and for the first one the ball came in and he saw me and for him to give me that kind of ball was fantastic vision from him.

“To strike it first time was the only way I was going to score because if I took a touch the defender was going to close me down. I saw I had to take a shot, I took it and thankfully it went in.

“Kenny and I are in the same team and we both hate losing and even in training we always have to win every game and we always do to be fair!

“It is great to play with Kenny, he knows my movement and he gave me some fantastic passes today.”

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