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New boy Billy King revelling in new start at Rangers

Rangers 1-0 Falkirk

By Andy Newport

Billy King admits he was desperate to make his loan switch to Rangers - because he feared his career was stalling at Hearts.

King made a surprise six-month move to Rangers from Tynecastle on Thursday and made himself an instant Ibrox hero when he came off the bench to head a last-gasp winner in Saturday's Ladbrokes Championship clash with Falkirk.

The win moves Gers eight points clear of second-placed Hibernian, although the Edinburgh men have played a game less.

Hearts say they expect to see the 21-year-old winger back in Edinburgh when the season closes but both the player and Rangers boss Mark Warburton have refused to rule out a permanent signing.

For the meantime, though, King is just glad to be looking at a chance of first-team action.

He said: "I've only started seven league games this season for Hearts, compared to last season when I started loads of games.

"So I felt like I needed to get out because it was stalling my development. That's when Rangers came along. It all got sorted out in a day. I'm just glad to be here. I came on and got the winner so I've got off to a good start.

"Hopefully I can keep playing and see what happens. The gaffer at Hearts gave me his best and told me he thought Rangers would be a good loan move. I've not really spoken to him since.

"I don't have a clue what will happen in the summer. The move only happened a few days ago so I'm concentrating on doing my best for Rangers."

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