NICKY CLARK is aware that his current Rangers contract will expire at the end of this season, but his focus right now is on scoring more goals and helping his side win silverware.
The 24-year-old striker has found the net six times this term with his last coming in the Scottish Cup fifth round replay against Kilmarnock on February 16.
The dramatic injury-time strike secured Rangers’ place in the quarter-finals of the competition and helped set up Saturday’s mouth-watering tie against Dundee at Ibrox.
The goal – a terrific near post volley – was picked as the William Hill Goal of the Round and Clark admits it is a moment he still savours.
He said: “I’ve seen it a couple of times I’m not going to lie, it was a good goal personally and on the night it was a great one for the boys to get through to the next round.”
Speaking at a pre-match press conference at Murray Park today, the Gers forward hopes he can emulate his feat in the previous round this weekend against Paul Hartley’s men.
“It would be great,” he added. “As a striker you want to score goals, but at the end of the day the most important thing is that we get through the tie.”
With runaway top scorer Martyn Waghorn currently recovering from injury, Clark admits it’s up to all the attacking players in the Gers squad to fill the void by finding the net.
“Obviously there is always pressure on you at Rangers, I’ve said that before.
“It’s been unfortunate for Martyn, he’s done brilliantly for us and you don’t like to see anyone getting injured.
“But he’s getting there and his treatment is going well. So hopefully he is back soon.”
When asked if his current contract situation is a concern, Clark said:
“My contract is up at the end of the season so it’s up to me to go and perform in the games between now and the end of the season and push for a new contract.”
He continued: “To be 100 percent honest with you I’ve not really thought about it that much.
“I’ve just been concentrating on playing and I’ve been in the team a bit more regularly just now.
“Maybe in the next few weeks I might have a think about it more, but just now, no, I’ve not really thought about it.”