MARK WARBURTON was delighted to see the Ibrox faithful go home happy after Kenny Miller scored a dramatic injury-time winner to give Rangers three points against Motherwell.
On a dramatic day at the stadium, Scott McDonald opened the scoring for the Steelman from close range on 19 minutes and it wasn’t until after the hour mark that the Light Blues got back on level terms, with Harry Forrester firing the ball into the net after positive build-up play.
In the latter stages of an intriguing contest you felt there was one more goal to come, and if Rangers wanted the ball to fall to any player it would be Miller.
The former Scotland striker took his opportunity with typical aplomb to send fans into ecstasy, and his manager was just as thrilled to see the ball go in.
Speaking to RangersTV.tv, he said: “It was a great goal; really, really pleasing and the crowd were magnificent.
“It’s so important, and we keep saying it week in week out, don’t take it for granted.
“We have got to earn that, so if we sent them home happy today then hopefully, for the next home game, there is another 50,000 crowd and we keep on pushing forward.
It’s one game at a time, it’s three points at a time and that is a really important saying for us.
“It’s an important three points [today]. It was not our best first half, we kept the ball but never penetrated, never looked like really scoring goals.
“We had to come out and show more energy and desire in the second half. They were packed solid, four and five in there, and we had to make sure we broke them down from the wide areas and we did that straight away.
“We looked dangerous with Lee [Wallace] getting forward and Tav getting forward, wide men aggressive, and the subs made a difference as well.
“It’s about the squad not the eleven or the 14, it’s about the squad and today we made those changes.
“Niko opened the pitch up, made it wider, Michael added his energy on the far side and Joe stretched them as well, so it was a much better second half and we got the rewards.”