ANDY Little wants Rangers to shut up shop at the back now that they are scoring goals for fun in the Irn-Bru Third Division.
The forward helped himself to a double on Saturday as the Light Blues moved nine points clear at the summit with a game in hand thanks to a 6-2 win at nearest rivals Elgin City.
The top of the table clash proved to be an entertaining tussle for the Ibrox faithful who made the long trip north.
But, with Daniel Moore and Mark Nicolson both netting for the home side, Little admits Rangers must tighten up defensively, having also conceded twice at Montrose last week.
He said: “We are scoring goals and we always know we are a threat going forward. We want to stop conceding and keep scoring but we are starting to win games well now. It was a tough game.
“They are probably our biggest rivals in the league at the minute and the gaffer put a lot of emphasis on it.
“We really wanted to win this game and go nine points clear with a game in hand. To win so emphatically was good although we would prefer not to concede goals.”
Lee McCulloch also claimed a brace, while Lewis Macleod and Kyle Hutton grabbed a goal apiece.
Little added: “Everyone is getting on the scoresheet and it’s good for the team spirit.
“Personally, I want to keep scoring as many as I can. At the same time, with the bigger wins, we can entertain the fans as much as we can.”
Little - who previously had a spell on the sidelines with a foot injury - now has an impressive 13 goals for the campaign but still trails McCulloch who is on 22.
He said: “I said at the start of the season that all I want to do is play in every single game. That was my main aim.
“I’m delighted when I score and that’s a big part of my game.
“The gaffer keeps telling me to try to get goals. But it’s not a matter of catching Lee. He’s been on fire, even at the back he was still scoring a couple of penalties.
“Fair play to him but it’s not that I’m trying to catch him.
“I want to score as many as I can and just do my bit for the team.”
Rangers boss, Ally McCoist, was certainly satisfied with such an emphatic win and had words of praise and encouragement for Andy Little’s compatriot Chris Hegarty.
“Chris Hegarty has been doing so well. He is aggressive and enthusiastic and that has rubbed off on the likes of Ross Perry who when he came on in the second-half was very solid,” he said.
However, ever the perfectionist, Ally was not entirely happy.
“I was disappointed in the first half because our use of the ball wasn’t great and I don’t think we defended second balls anything like we could and should have,” he said.
“It was frustrating to find ourselves level at 2-2 because I felt at that time we were in a comfortable position.
“That said, we still scored three good goals before the break.”
and as the game progressed, we got more time and more space.”
There was certainly praise from McCoist for double goal-scorers Lee McCulloch and Andy Little.