RYAN Jack admits he has never had a feeling like the one he got after scoring Rangers’ Old Firm winner.
It was the midfielder’s first goal in a blue jersey since signing in the summer of 2017 and he dedicated it to his little girl Madison, running to her in the crowd to celebrate.
The 26-year-old profited from a cutback from his namesake Ryan Kent to finish through the legs of Celtic captain Scott Brown on the half hour mark and his single goal made the difference as the Gers went level on points at the top of the table.
Speaking to RangersTV he smiled:
“I am over the moon, delighted and what a feeling, I don’t think I have ever had a feeling like that in football ever before.
“As you could imagine the changing room is buzzing with that and we go into the break now on a high.
“I thought Ryan from just coming back from injury was excellent. I saw him about to chop back and I thought I could get myself up to the edge of the box for a strike and thankfully he saw me, picked me out and I just got my head over it and kept it down towards goal.
“I think man for man, all over the park, there is no doubt anyone can say we never had eleven winners on the pitch.
“I am proud of the boys, I think we will all say we are proud of each other and just what a feeling and what a day for the football club.
“The fans were magnificent, what a noise right from the first whistle to the last whistle. Even when the goal goes in you see the fans celebrating and I delighted for them just as much as I am the players.
“This is great for the belief, it just shows that we can compete, we can compete at the top end of the table and that is what we want to do.”
After 38 games the Gers will now enjoy a winter break to recharge before the second half of the season and Jack thinks the rest will benefit them in the title race.
He continued: “If we go away, have a break and take a wee reflection on what we have done the first six months then when we come back it is all to play for, there is a Scottish Cup game as soon as we come back then it is back to league action.
“I am looking forward to the break, it has been a long six months with pre-season back in Marbella and then the Europa League run we went on, it is a lot of games and a lot of football has been played.
“It will be good to rest the body for a week and then get right back at it after that.”