ANDY Halliday says it’s not the feeling of winning which spurs him on as Ranger but the fear of not taking three points home after the Light Blues defeated Dundee in stoppage time.
Harry Forrester popped up in the 93rd minute to somehow turn a difficult header beyond Scott Bain and grab a win for the Gers which Halliday described as relieving.
The Ibrox-born midfielder believes it would have been completely unjust had Rangers not won the game after producing a display of constant pressure against the Dees.
The 25-year-old said: “There was a lot of relief there but I think it is the first time we have had that wee bit of luck and we finally got our just rewards.
“I thought it was sustained pressure from really nice football and to go in 0-0 at the end would have been a case of here we go again.
“The biggest thing about being a football player isn’t the feeling of winning it is the fear of losing or dropping points.”
“But we finally got the rewards for our persistence and it was a great header by Harry and it’s all credit because it was the three subs who linked up in that attack for us.
“That is why when we managed to get the winner it is just huge relief, we stuck to our guns and we did what we do best.
“I am delighted for the players to finally get the win after their hard work and persistence.
“I think there have been a lot of times this season when we have played well and we just haven’t got the luck.
“I am just proud of the boys because it is not easy when you’re at a great football club like this and you want to do so well for the team, for the club and for the fans.
“Thankfully we got the win because it would have been completely unjust if we’d dropped points today.”
Forrester’s goal was his third in three games against the Dundee outfit and came in the wake of a frustrating period for the attacker.
The former Brentford man has found opportunities hard to come by in Mark Warburton’s side of late but made a point to his manager after his 76th minute introduction to the game.
Halliday commented: “It must be disappointing for the likes of Joe Dodoo and Harry not to be starting because they are great boys and work hard every single day in training.
“Harry started the season in bursting form and maybe a wee dip in form and some niggling injuries have kept him out of the team but to come back and score a goal in the last minute is fantastic to him.
“It was a great ball in from Joe and I thought Barrie changed the game when he came on, he added that injection of pace.”