Rangers forward Nicky Clark is elated to have scored the winning goal for his side against Livingston on Tuesday night, adding that he hopes to be in the reckoning for a spot in the first team this weekend.

Clark came on as a second half substitute in Tuesday's Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Livingston and scored the only goal of the game 15 minutes from full time to seal a memorable win for the Gers.

It was the ninth first team appearance for Clark this season and he added a third goal to his tally. He has also contributed two assists to his team’s cause this term.

The forward revealed that Mark Warburton told him to make an impact while he was coming onto the pitch and he is delighted to have followed the manager’s advice.

“He told me to go out and have an impact, make good runs and if I got a chance then to take it, and fortunately enough I managed to do that”, the 24-year-old was quoted as saying by his club’s site.


Clark hopes that his match-winning goal has put him into contention for a spot in the team when they face St Mirren this weekend.

“You need competition for places here, and the boys who have been playing have been great, but I feel as if I did well when I came on so hopefully I can get a sniff on Sunday.”