And the ovation he received from the Rangers supporters simply validated his decision to make the deadline day switch late on Friday.
He said: “It was unbelievable to get two goals on my debut. I would have loved to have got one more to make it a hat-trick but I can’t be too fussy.
“It’s been a great start for me and I really look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
“I didn’t have much time to prepare for the game and I only got one training session with the boys but I know quite a few of them and that helped out a lot.”
It was former Hearts team mate Ian Black who set Templeton up for his first goal in 28 minutes to give Rangers a 2-1 lead.
And his close range finish three minutes into the second half completely killed off the Highlanders to send Rangers on their way to their second 5-1 home league win in succession.
He said: “Ian Black told me if I was on he would always look to pass to me. I thought he was going to shoot but he slipped me in perfectly and I managed to come back inside and get the finish.
“They scored a great goal with a good finish – even if it was poor from our point of view to go behind – but we did well to bounce back.
“The fans were brilliant. Even when we were one down they didn’t stop singing and that helped a lot.
“We scored three good goals and then we killed it off in the second half.
“It was a good corner from Dean Shiels for my second goal. I was thinking I was going to flick it but it landed perfectly at my feet and I managed to swivel and stick it away.
“I thought I might have another chance to score and I had a couple of shots from distance and then Deano had a chance to maybe cut one back for me but I can’t complain. I’ve scored two and I’m happy enough with that.
“It was a great feeling to get out at Ibrox as a Rangers player and the ovation I got from the fans when I came off was fantastic.
“The fans have been excellent with me since I have joined and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them at Ibrox every second week.
“Rangers are a massive club. The fact that there are nearly 50,000 at the game shows that”