ROB KIERNAN reckons captaining Rangers might just top the lot in terms of achievements in his career so far.

The 25 year-old led the Light Blues to a 5-0 demolition of Peterhead in the Petrofac Cup last night to see Mark Warburton’s side safely through to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup.

The central defender said: “It’s probably one of the proudest moments of my career. It was a massive honour and a privilege, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

“The manager told me before the game, congratulated me and shook my hand, and the boys all did the same thing.

“It was a professional performance I thought. We had to do a job, and we did that keeping a clean sheet which is always nice, so I am really pleased.”

Kiernan is yet to score for the club, and while he came close last night, he admits there is no frustration at both missing out on a goal of his own or seeing central defensive partner Clint Hill grab an unlikely double last night.

He added: “The keeper managed to claw one out from me just before Clint’s second goal, and I don’t care who scores! Obviously I’d like to get my name on the scoresheet one day but we will keep trying.

“I’m made up for Clint – he’s been brilliant since he came into the club and whoever gets the goals – I don’t care.”

Hill and Kiernan were last night’s combination at the centre of defence, but with Danny Wilson also an option, the competition for places in the Rangers starting XI is fierce.

Despite that though, Kiernan insists whoever plays enjoys the total support of those left on the bench or in the stand.

He continued: “The competition is good, and Clint comes in with experience. Whoever plays though, we want to do the same thing. We are all hungry to play, keep clean sheets and do our best for the team.

“Whoever the gaffer chooses, there are no hard feelings from the boys who aren’t playing. Everyone is in it together, it’s a long season and we need to pull together.

“Whoever plays, we know we need to give 110% to play for this club.”

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