Harry Forrester ‘relieved’ as Rangers leave it late to claim victory over Motherwell at Ibrox

Glasgow Rangers striker Kenny Miller
Glasgow Rangers striker Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller rescued victory for Rangers as his stoppage-time strike handed the Light Blues a dramatic 2-1 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Motherwell at Ibrox.

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee claimed his side would not have it as tough as they did while shipping five goals against Celtic in the Betfred Cup two weeks ago, and he was right as Gers toiled to break the visitors down.

His side even took the lead after 19 minutes when Scott McDonald tapped home from close range.

But the outcome ended up the same as Miller slotted home late on after Harry Forrester’s 64th-minute equaliser to claim the points for Rangers.

Forrester admitted it was a “relief” to come away with the victory.

“To go behind so early on meant we had to grind it out and to come away with three points shows that we never give up and we keep going to the final whistle,” he said.

“Even when our backs are against the wall we’ll come out fighting. We deserved to win.

“Ideally we want to put on a show. People come to watch us – but sometimes it’s all about grit and determination. No-one likes to drop points, especially at home. We’re expected to win here. We knew that before the game.”

Rangers had started the game in a positive mood – but the loss of the opening goal to McDonald after nineteen minutes was a setback that it took the Light Blues the remainder of the first half to recover from as Forrester acknowledged.

“Once they got their goal they put ten men behind the ball, which is always hard to break down,” he added.

“We had words at half-time – there wasn’t enough movement and we weren’t penetrating them enough.

“We knew that we had to move the ball quicker, McKay weren’t finding areas because they had two banks of four.”