On Sunday afternoon, Rangers secured a hard-fought three points away at St Mirren.
Borna Barisic was the hero, in a game where no other Gers player particularly stood out. Yet, there was a big moment for a 50-cap international in the closing stages.
Andy King made his league debut for Rangers, replacing Scott Arfield in the 84th minute.
There wasn’t much time for the Welshman to make an impact, but he showed a couple of nice touches in the middle of the park.
It was King’s second appearance in Light Blue, having previously featured against East Fife in the League Cup. While he’s unlikely to earn a regular starting spot, it seems the manager will look to deploy him off the bench, where his experience can be used to help see games through.
One thing which is quite apparent is that he’s quickly moved ahead of Greg Docherty in the pecking order. The Leicester City loanee has already ousted the 22-year-old from the Europa League squad, while he also kept Doc out of the squad of 18 at St Mirren Park.
Rangers fans tell Andy King to prepare himself
After his brief cameo, King took to social media to acknowledge his milestone and to praise the fans for their ‘unbelievable’ away support.
The post gained plenty of attention, but most of the responses had a common them. Bears said that if King thought less than 4000 travelling supporters made for a good atmosphere, he would be blown away by what’s to come this week. The Gers face Legia Warsaw at home on Thursday evening, before 50,000 pile into Ibrox for the first Old Firm of the season on Sunday.
Here’s a selection of responses on Twitter:
Wait till you see it next week bud.
— Alan Murdoch (@alanmurdoch70) August 25, 2019
Wait till Sunday m8 and you well get what we are all about 😀
— Sarg72 (@Sarg722) August 25, 2019
Wait until next week, like nothing before…
— andyp1872 (@andypeden1872) August 25, 2019
Just wait until you experience the coming week! 🙉🙉🙉🔴⚪️🔵👍🏻
— Alec Terfani (@alec_terfani) August 25, 2019
Wait until the Warsaw game……and then wait until you experience the old firm💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
— steven maclaren (@stevenmaclaren_) August 25, 2019
Just wait till next Sunday mate 🔴⚪🔵
— Eccentric Aldo (@eccentric_aldo) August 25, 2019
Wait until next Sunday Andy! 🔴⚪️🔵
— Craig McNaught (@Mucky485) August 25, 2019
Hope you’re involved Sunday sir, it will live with you forever. WATP 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Gav (@gav234) August 25, 2019