CLINT HILL was delighted to extend Rangers’ long unbeaten run against Aberdeen at Ibrox yesterday afternoon.
Goals from Kenny Miller and Lee Hodson in a frantic match were enough to seal a 2-1 victory for the Light Blues to extend the Dons winless streak to nearly 26 years, and, although he will now be suspended for it following a late red card, Hill hopes the side can carry their form into next week’s game with Hearts.
He explained: “It’s a big scalp to take. Aberdeen and Rangers is always a big fixture, and I don’t think they have won here in a few years, so to keep that run going is massive.
“It keeps us in a nice position to be challenging towards the end of the season which we want. We want to be in the mix, so it is a fantastic result, one we can enjoy for a few days, and then we have to go again against a difficult Hearts team next weekend.”
While it’s far from being his department, Hill was impressed with the quality of both Gers goals, and he was especially delighted for Lee Hodson who grabbed his first Gers goal.
He continued: “Both goals were great, and I’m really pleased for Lee. He hasn’t had much gametime, so to come in today, put in the display he did, and get the goal as well was magnificent for him and I am buzzing for him.
“It was a different kind of style we played today. I think teams have kind-of gone to a back five and tried to press us and stop us playing, so we had to mix it up and I am pleased with the performance and the result.”
And, on his red card, he said: “It’s a tough one. I think I’ve only really made two tackles in the game and I’ve got sent off. I’ve not had a red for a few years and I’m disappointed as I’ll now miss a game. I don’t want to miss any games, but it’s not going to take any of the shine away from the performance and the result.
“The most important thing is Rangers is not about any one individual.”