KYLE LAFFERTY praised the Rangers team performance after tonight’s superb 2-2 draw with Villarreal.

The Light Blues twice came from behind in the game to equalise, with Lafferty grabbing the second equaliser on the night.

Speaking to RangersTV, Lafferty said: “I think, overall, it was a really good team performance. Throughout the team, right from Allan McGregor to the subs that came on.

“In the first half, we didn’t really perform well – we were a bit cagey on the ball and a bit nervous, but in the second half we were worthy of a point.

“The manager told us [at half-time] just to go out, enjoy the game and do what we do every day in training.

“We have players in the team that can play football and we have hardworkers too, and if we can combine that, then you have a very good team.

“I think in the second half we proved we can get a result against anyone.

“It shows we can roll up our sleeves and take the ball under pressure. If we do that, we can create chances and we got two or three chances and we managed to put away two of them.”

Lafferty’s goal was a superb one, and he paid tribute to Borna Barisic for setting it up.

The Northern Irishman continued: “When we went out for the second half, I told Borna if he gets a chance to cross, to put it to the front post and I thought it was a great ball in, I managed to get a great contact and it went in.

“Overall we are all happy with the result.”

Boss Steven Gerrard spoke before the game about a quiet confidence Gers have about getting out of their Europa League group, and Lafferty added: “Everyone thought we could get results against some of the top teams. We got a point away from home against a team that just missed out on the Champions League and spent 70million.

“It says a lot for the lads and where we are at the minute. We are heading in the right direction and it is going to be exciting times for Rangers Football Club.”

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