RYAN Kent confessed he was rewarded for all his hard work to get fit again after tasting Old Firm victory for the first time.

The on loan Liverpool winger set-up Ryan Jack for the winner after missing nearly eight weeks of football. The 22-year-old came back against Dundee three weeks ago but had to be substituted at half-time.

Kent thanked the 49,000 fans inside Ibrox for their support during an epic 90 minute shift from the Light Blues which saw them dominate the derby.

Speaking to RangersTV Kent smiled: “I am over the moon, since I did my first injury I have been grafting since the start of that and I managed to get back in time for an unbelievable game and an unbelievable result.

“It was incredible, it has been a while since I played at Ibrox and what a game to come back to.

“The fans were magnificent again and a lot of credit has got to go to the fans, they stuck with us and I am happy we put a good performance on for them.

“The support was incredible, they have been incredible since day one since I have been here but today was a bit more special, the atmosphere was electric throughout.

“I was a little bit rusty but I was expecting that after almost two months out now but I was delighted to get the assist for Jacko and the three points in the end.

“I saw what it meant to the fans and everyone associated with Rangers Football Club. We can’t get carried away with that though, to us it is just three points.”

Rangers and the rest of the Scottish Premiership now break for three weeks and Kent believes the Gers will come back better after a superb end to 2018.

He said: “We know we have a big second half of the season to come up now and we have set ourselves up well for that.

“I think the boys deserve a good break now with time to rest and get ready for a big second half of the season. We are going to come back firing and look to set off where we finished.”

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