Rangers captain Lee Wallace feels sure that striker Joe Garner will be happy to be up and running in terms of goals, even though his strike came in a painful 5-1 defeat away at Celtic.

Gers boss Mark Warburton snapped Garner up from Preston North End to bolster his attacking options and threw the striker into the heat of an Old Firm derby at Parkhead on Saturday.

Garner scored the third goal of the game to make it 2-1 heading into the half time break, but Celtic grabbed another three goals in the second half with no reply to run out comfortable 5-1 winners.

While the result was unwelcome, Wallace was at least pleased to see Garner get of the mark by hitting the back of the net and feels his team-mate will be delighted.

"He’s coming here and is wanting to do well for the club and score goals", Wallace told Rangers TV.


"As a striker with that jersey you want to go and score goals and your input has to be goals, and Joe obviously got that.

"He’ll not be delighted in terms of the result, but delighted he is off the mark", the defender added.

Rangers will try to get back to winning ways next weekend when they welcome Ross County to Ibrox for a Premiership fixture.

And Garner will once again hope to get the nod from Warburton to start in attack for the Gers.