SHEYI Ojo says Rangers still have a few more gears to slip into despite a dominant win in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against St Joseph’s.
After a stuffy first-half in Gibraltar the Gers cruised past their opposition with four goals in the second period, the second coming through Ojo with a stunning finish for his first competitive goal for the club.
It was the Liverpool loanee’s second goal in three days for his new side, after netting against Oxford United in Sunday’s friendly.
And the 22-year-old believes the victory showed Steven Gerrard’s new look side are beginning to gel after just three weeks back at work following the summer break.
Ojo told RangersTV: “I am delighted to have scored and more importantly it was a great result for the team and a great step forward, we are looking forward to the next game now.
“I managed to skip past the defender and I saw a little gap and thought “Why not?” Luckily it went in. It was great to score for this amazing club and I am looking forward to many more, hopefully.
“I think I have settled in well, it is early days and all the boys are still trying to get as fit as possible.
“We still have pre-season games coming up, we have Marseille at the weekend now and we take every game as it comes and we just try and affect the game as much as possible.
“It was frustrating at times, we just had to stay patient and I think once we got the first goal from Jacko then the game opened up for us.
“It was all about us then and I think we showed our quality in the end and it was a comfortable victory.
“It is amazing for the confidence, from day one the gaffer has told us we have an important season up ahead. We are looking to implement our style and try and get as many wins as possible.
“That is the first competitive game of the season and we won in style. It is a great step forward for us and we are looking forward to the coming games.”
Ojo already looks to be a fan favourite amongst the Rangers support and, having experienced both home and away support now, he stressed how much he has felt welcomed since his arrival from Liverpool in mid-June.
“The fans are amazing, genuinely I feel like Rangers have one of the best, if not the best fans in the world.
“For me to play in front of them today was amazing and I just want to say thank you to everyone who came out here and we look forward to seeing you at Ibrox next week.”