KYLE Lafferty admits he has watched back Rangers league winning game against Kilmarnock in 2011 nearly every single day since leaving Rangers.

The striker netted a hat-trick that day with the Gers in cruise control, 3-0 up after seven minutes, thanks to a Lafferty double and Steven Naismith goal. It was a hat-trick of title winning performances for him.

Now the 30-year-old is back at Ibrox for a second spell and thinks Steven Gerrard could create an even more exciting era than the one he was previously part of from 2008-2012.

Speaking to RangersTV he said: “My favourite moment from the last time would be the Kilmarnock game; I went and score three goals in the game we needed to win to win the league.

“I was lucky enough to go and score the winning goal the three times that we won the league. I scored some good goals for Rangers but that hat-trick stands out.

“I have watched those seven minutes of football probably every single night to be honest.

“Those are the moments that you play for, you work on the training ground to achieve them on match day and I have watched that seven minutes back so much.

“Even when I was at other clubs I would find that on Twitter and I used to watch it and love it because I was playing for the team I supported and winning trophies for them.

“It was an exciting time back then and I think this could well be even more exciting.”

Lafferty lifted three league titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups at Rangers and was known for his big game goals, as well as his big personality.

Having been away from the Gers for the last six years, including spells in Switzerland, Italy and England he feels fans will see a new side to his game.

He continued: “I know how to win and I want to win, every single game, no matter who it is against, I want to walk off that pitch with the three points or progress in a competition.

“I have got the experience of winning trophies but I think it takes a full squad of players to win a trophy and from what I have seen so far this season it is a good squad.

“Over the last year I have scored some important goals for Hearts but I like to say I play well in every game to be honest!

“I score big goals and I think I have done that my entire career but throughout the whole squad there are goals everywhere and that is the most important thing.

“It is difficult if a team are relying on one or two players, it has got to be throughout the squad and it is a good place to be.

“I have calmed down a lot since I left here. I have let my football do the talking rather than being the joker, I still enjoy a joke and I think you need to have that personality in the dressing room.

“But now when I cross that white line I will do what the fans expect and what the gaffer expects. I will know what I need to give.”

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