Rangers star Scott Wright came off the bench to grab his first and Rangers’ second goal of the Premiership season this afternoon in the 3-0 win over Livingston and admits the energy from the 23000 fans inside Ibrox helped drive the Gers stars on to the win.

After more than 500 days since they last saw their heroes in competitive action, Ibrox was just under half-full as Covid restrictions start to ease, and fans were treated to a stunning strike from Wright to make it 2-0.

Wright thinks the result “set the marker” for the new season as he pushed himself into contention for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier with Malmo, with the winger admitting he was delighted with his performance after replacing the injured Ianis Hagi.

“It was a fantastic feeling for me since I have come in this pre-season. I’m delighted to put one in and get the three points and a clean sheet and set the marker for this season,” Wright told Rangers TV.

“You could really feel it [fans inside Ibrox] the energy that they gave off during the game, they are really able to push us on and it’s fantastic for us.”


Since arriving at Ibrox in January, Wright has been aiming to add more goals and assists to his game and the Gers star singled out veteran teammate Jermain Defoe for his help in trying to add to his numbers.

Defoe is combining his playing duties with a role in the Rangers coaching staff and Wright told how the former England star has been working with him to try turn him into a bigger threat in the penalty area.

“More goals and assists is something that I’ve wanted to add to my game this season,” Wright added.

“JD [Jermain Defoe] is making that transition into a coach this season but naturally helped me with that last season and there are so many boys within the team that can help me improve that side of my game also.

“It’s just the sake of believing in the game plan that we’ve got and when the opportunity comes up that we take it, and we did that today.”

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