HARRY Forrester admitted Rangers stoppage time win against Motherwell was a grind after the Gers left it late at Ibrox.

The forward netted the Light Blues equaliser with just under half an hour left to play and it ignited a fight back after a first half which he confessed wasn’t good enough.

Forrester made way for Michael O’Halloran seconds after his goal and his replacement was directly involved in Kenny Miller’s winner to keep Rangers top of the league.

The 25-year-old: “It was a relief, to go behind so early on meant it was a grind. We had to grind it out and to come away with three points shows what we are, that we never give up and we go to the final whistle.

“At half-time we had words, there wasn’t enough movement and we weren’t penetrating them enough.

“From the first whistle of the second-half we were on the front foot, we had them penned in for 45 minutes and once our first goal came we thought we could win it.

“We said at half-time that we had to move the ball quicker, Barrie McKay and I weren’t finding areas because they had two banks of four.

“Once they got their goal they dropped behind the ball, which is always hard to break down and in the second-half we played two touch and moved the ball a bit quicker and we got in behind them.

“It is always nice to score, it was a tough day out there for us today and it wasn’t easy but we had to work hard to get the goal and once it fell to me it was nice.

“Of course it was disappointing to come off straight away but I know it is a squad game and the sub was probably going to be made before I scored so it was lucky I got the goal before I got taken off!

“But the subs made an impact today and the gaffer has said that before that they have to make an impact.”

Forrester met with new signing Joe Garner after the game as the striker was introduced to the Rangers dressing room and he’s impressed by the acquisition.

He said: “I played against him when I was at Doncaster a few times and he is a good signing, I am looking forward to playing with him. He gets goals which we need and he will add that to Rangers.”

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