DANNY WILSON last night toasted Rangers’ Petrofac Cup success – and then prayed it would be the last time the club ever takes part in the competition.
The central defender was thrilled to lift silverware once again with Rangers having already won the League Cup and Scottish Cup with the Ibrox side, and he also paid tribute to the club’s supporters for their efforts in packing out the National Stadium yesterday.
Speaking after the game, Wilson told RangersTV.tv: “We set out at the start of the season to be competitive in every competition we entered, and to win is a great feeling.
“It’s the first time the club has won it, and hopefully it’s the last time too. We are all delighted.
“With the club that we are, when we enter these competitions, we have to try and win them. We had a great backing today from the fans.
“You’ll never see the stadium like that ever again, and to be a part of that makes me feel really privileged.
“It was important today we turned up and did our jobs, and to win 4-0 in a Cup Final means everyone is happy.”
It’s now back to back clean sheets for Rangers after a nightmare spell where they conceded nine goals in a three game period, and Wilson hopes that gives them even more confidence ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final showdown with Celtic once again at the National Stadium.
Wilson continued: “We went for a period where it looked like we would never concede a goal, and then a period where it looked like we would never keep a clean sheet.
“Hopefully we have come through that sticky spell now with two clean sheets on the bounce, and that it gives us a platform to build on for the rest of the season.
“The game next week is completely different in terms of the opposition we will face. We are very respectful of Celtic and what they will do, but we have our game plan and we will try and implement it.
“It’s a game we can all look forward to, and playing at Hampden today has given us a taste of it, and we look forward to coming back next week.
“There is nothing like these games. Anything I can to do help having played in one, then I will do to help the other guys.
“We are all looking forward to it though and since the draw was made, all the boys are looking forward to it too.
“We have had a lot of games to get out the way, and winning the league and this cup before it was the most important thing.
“Now, we can go into Sunday full of confidence having done that, and we can go and enjoy it too.”