DANNY WILSON hopes yesterday’s win at Aberdeen will give Rangers the confidence they need to finish the season in a strong fashion.
The central defender was outstanding in the 3-0 defeat of the Dons at Pittodrie, marshalling a young backline through some periods of intense pressure from the home side.
But, being on the winning side in the Granite City is always something to cherish, and Wilson was delighted with the efforts of the entire team.
Speaking after the game to RangersTV.tv, he said: “It feels great. We came here with a game-plan to sit in and try and hit them on the counter-attack. For long periods of the game, it was difficult, but in the first half, I thought we created a few good chances but didn’t take them, and we had a few chances against us that maybe on another day would have gone in.
“I thought we did really well to punish them at the right times, and it is great to come away from here and a great feeling going back down the road. Hopefully now we can have a platform for the rest of the season.
“We had said coming into the game if we had any hope of finishing second then we would have to win. We have done that now, and obviously we still have to play them again at Ibrox and hopefully we can get another three points there.
“All we can do is just win our games and come the end of the season, hopefully it will be enough.”
To Wilson’s right was David Bates and to his left at left-back was Myles Beerman, with both youngsters making only their second appearance in the white-hot atmosphere of Pittodrie.
Wilson was mightily impressed with the efforts of the duo, although their performances came as no surprise to him.
He continued: “The two boys who have come in have been terrific in the last two games, not that I expected anything different. When I have played with the 20s this year in coming back from injury they have been different class and they have carried that on into the first team.
“They are a credit to themselves, and it was a real team effort today and I think the boys will be really happy with their afternoon’s work.”
Wilson also dedicated the victory to the travelling supporters, saying: “There is no doubt we as players have let the fans down this season, so hopefully their journey back down the road or to wherever they have come from is a lot better today. They have had some tough times this season and these players have to take responsibility for that.
“We thank them for their support, and hopefully that result has given them a bit more belief in us.”