Scott Arfield has reflected on Rangers’ last gasp victory at Kilmarnock, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
When the Canadian skipper opened the scoring at Rugby Park after just 16 minutes, it looked like it would be a comfortable afternoon for the visitors.
Last season, when teams pulled a goal back, Rangers rarely responded. This time around, there was a timely reply and he believes it could be a sign of things to come.
Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield buoyed by Killie win
“As long as we go as strong as possible, as long as possible, we can keep going and we have got leaders in there that are going to step up at big times”, he said, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
“We have got [the mentality]…In every game, that is our objective to do that.
“It is a mentality and that is the sort of mentality that the manager has brought into this group of players. That is what he has been banging on about, to go as long as possible. It has come to fruition today and we are really happy with it.”
It’s too early to say whether this is a new, improved Rangers team which will consistently produce the good when under pressure.
If Gerrard has been reiterating a need to take all games deep, though, this was certainly a good start.
His team is now full of senior players who as the 30-year-old says, will need to step up when the going gets tough.
Goldson has already made a big contribution, and the time will come when the likes of James Tavernier, Jermain Defoe and Arfield himself need to deliver.
Heading into another big week for the club, with Midtjylland on Thursday and Hibs on Sunday, let’s hope no late drama is required. If it comes down to the wire though, will someone repeat Goldson’s heroics?