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Clark clinches late win for Rangers

By Lisa Gray

Brechin 3 Rangers 4: Nicky Clark was happy to accept a booking in order to celebrate his late winner at Brechin City to the fullest with the Rangers fans.

The forward came off the bench to claim the decisive goal on a day when the Light Blues staged a dramatic comeback to win 4-3 and maintain their 100% Scottish League One record.

Clark raced over to the Rangers fans to celebrate his 84th minute header, earning himself one of 11 yellow cards brandished by referee Craig Charleston in the Glebe Park clash.

He said: "I got booked after the goal. It's the worst rule I've ever heard of to get booked for celebrating with the fans, but I'll take it. As soon as I jumped in I knew I was getting booked, but I wasn't caring."

Clark joined Rangers in the summer following an impressive spell with Queen of the South, which saw him net more than 40 goals last season. His appearances at the Ibrox club have been limited so far but he hopes Saturday's goal will help him force his way into boss Ally McCoist's plans.

He added: "It was an unbelievable feeling to score. To score the winning goal was amazing.

"The first half wasn't the best, but I was just looking for a chance to do well and thankfully I did.

"I knew when I came to Rangers that they are a massive, massive club and they have a great squad here so when you get your chance you have to take it and I think I managed to do that.

"The manager just said to go on and work really hard and, if you get a chance to take it, and that's what I did."

Rangers were trailing to goals from Graham Hay and Jonny Brown after just eight minutes, before Jon Daly pulled a goal back.

Alan Trouten restored the two-goal advantage for the home side but the lead was cancelled out by goals from Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Law, before Clark struck late on.

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