Rangers defender Calvin Bassey has opened up on scoring his first senior goal in the 4-0 rout of Falkirk on Sunday night, and admits that it is a “good feeling” to hit the net.

Bassey scored the second goal against the Bairns after PJ Morrison could only palm Cedric Itten’s header into a ruck of bodies and the former Leicester City kid rifled the ball home.

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After a solid performance against the League One side, Bassey confessed he needs to continue improving as he admitted there were things he could have done better against the Bairns.

“It is a good feeling and I just give thanks for the opportunity to be able to play for this amazing club,” Bassey told Rangers TV.

“I just need to keep my head down and keep on working. There are things I could have done better – I’m obviously happy for my goal but I am just trying to improve as a player every single day.”


Bassey was slotted in at centre-back against the Bairns after Filip Helander tested positive for Covid on Friday and looked composed throughout the 4-0 win.

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While he’s found game-time hard to come by so far, the absence of Helander, George Edmundson and Niko Katic could see him used again in central defence in the short-term.

His first goal is sure to give him a nice confidence boost and it comes at a good time with a number of defensive options out of action for the time being.

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