Dessers Hopes To Keep Pushing On

CYRIEL DESSERS says he's hoping to kick on in his Rangers career after rounding off an emphatic first Ibrox experience for new boss Philippe Clement this afternoon.

The Light Blues ran out convincing 4-0 winners over Hibernian this afternoon, with the Nigerian forward rewarded for his hard work and endeavour at the tip of the Gers attack when he dispatched from Todd Cantwell's pass.

Speaking to RangersTV after the victory, Dessers hopes to continue raising his individual level: "The manager wants us to play with energy and show it as well to the fans; high pressing, play aggressively and forward. 

"We showed some bits of this today, but there's still a lot of growth left for us. I'm sure we'll do that, and we'll then be a team that is difficult to stop.

"It's a part of the game that I like to do. I'm still growing to my best level, but this was a step towards it. I hope with the new energy inside the dressing room, with the new staff and the fans, that we can push on."

Ibrox was electric as Philippe Clement was introduced to the supporters before the start of the game, with a brace from Abdallah Sima and a terrific long-range strike from Nicolas Raskin taking the game away from the visitors.

Dessers believes the support from the stands was influential as he reflected on a well-taken finish to round off the scoring.

He continued: "When Todd came on you could see his quality. I saw Tav making the run as he always does, and he pulled two defenders with him, so I became free at the last moment. 

"It was an unbelievable pass from Todd to find me, I faked the shot, before putting it into the corner. I'm really happy about the goal.

"The atmosphere was unbelievable. The gaffer said at half-time that we had the fans behind us, that we need to keep up the energy, and we picked some early balls up in the second half and it got the crowd going. 

"You can then see what's possible at Ibrox and it was a nice afternoon to be playing with 50,000 people."

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