Rangers defender James Tavernier has joked he “could have been a striker” after his double helped the Gers to a 3-0 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night.
Tavernier scored a first-half penalty before getting on the end of Josh Windass’ cross to score a proper poacher’s goal and seal the win over Derek McInnes’ side.
Carlos Pena scored Rangers’ other goal in the 27th minute.
The win moves the Gers to three points behind Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership before the sides meet again at Pittodrie on Sunday.
Tavernier was delighted to get two goals in a stunning display on Wednesday, but admitted he was happier to keep a clean sheet after two consecutive defeats.
“I’ve always said I could have been a striker,” Tavernier said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“It was two good goals so I’m happy, but I’m more pleased with the performance of the boys, and keeping a clean sheet.”
The right-back has scored 21 times in 114 appearances for the Gers since signing from Wigan Athletic in 2015.
Rangers can overtake Aberdeen in second place in the Scottish Premiership with a win over the Dons at Pittodrie on Sunday.
Interim boss Graeme Murty is expected to be in charge for the trip north and will be hoping the win on Wednesday night can provide his side with some momentum.
Since taking the reins on October 26th, Murty has won three of his five games in charge while the Rangers board continue their search for Pedro Caixinha’s long-term successor.
In the latest Rangers news, Murty has had his say on Wednesday’s game against the Dons.