WHILE admitting Rangers were well-below par in today’s 1-0 victory over Inverness, the importance of claiming the points wasn’t lost on Clint Hill.

The stalwart defender claimed the ‘Man of the Match’ prize for his personal showing in the game, and he was pleased to see Gers show their resolve to come through and take the win.

Speaking afterwards to RangersTV.tv, he explained: “I don’t think we can kid ourselves – we weren’t great today and couldn’t really get into our usual rhythm or tempo. They are a massive three points though, and when you play below your standards and get a win, sometimes it tastes a lot better than the other way around.

“It’s nice to see, there’s no doubt about that as there have been a lot of games where we have played well and maybe not got the result we have desired, and it’s gone the other way today. It shows we can dig in and show a bit of character, and show the other side of the football. It’s not all pretty and dominant – you have to dig in sometimes, and we did that today.”

Hill was impressed with the performance of Inverness in the game, but that didn’t take away his belief that Gers were fortunate to hold on for the victory.

He added: “They played well today, and you have to give a lot of credit to them. I think they are sitting bottom of the league but they looked far from it today. They had a few chances and they caused us problems, so we have to give them credit.

“Again though, we played well below our standards and we were just lucky to get a clean sheet, the three points and we move on now.”

Behind Hill, goalkeeper Wes Foderingham pulled off a number of excellent saves, and while having praise for him, he was also delighted with the contribution of Martyn Waghorn once more after he created the opening goal.

He said: “Wes did well. He pulled off a couple of good saves at crucial moments for us, and that’s fantastic for him and fantastic for us. We do need the keeper to be just that and he was fantastic today.

“Likewise Martyn has come back in after a little bit of an injury and has done well in the last couple of games. He banged in two last week and was involved again today, so hopefully that can continue now right up until the end of the season.”

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