Kyle looks to repeat heroics
Kyle Lafferty admits he would be 'over the moon' to grab the goal that seals the title for Rangers this term.
Last Updated: 11/05/11 11:53am
Kyle Lafferty admits he would be 'over the moon' to grab the goal that seals the Scottish Premier League title for Rangers this season.
The reigning champions closed on the trophy on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over Dundee United in Walter Smith's last match as manager at Ibrox.
Triumph at Kilmarnock on Sunday would see Rangers clinch a third successive championship, with Northern Ireland striker Lafferty having netted in their title-winning encounters for the last two seasons.
Asked if he wants to be on target when it counts again, the 23-year-old said: "I would be over the moon.
"We just want to pick up the three points, get our hands on the trophy and dedicate it to the gaffer.
"The gaffer was the right guy to come in and take charge when the club was struggling. He got every single player up for it and they performed on the pitch.
"With everything that's happened this year, everyone wants to win it for the gaffer. We will all be up for the game and one more win takes us there."
Smith will step down at the end of the season and be replaced at the helm by Ally McCoist, and Lafferty paid tribute to the veteran boss for boosting his own career development.
He added: "He has turned me into a better player, with my attitude and everything, he has helped me there.
"He has definitely been the best manager I've worked under and he has helped me a lot. You take note of what he says. He has been around for a long time and he has won a lot of trophies."
Strikes from Nikica Jelavic and Lafferty sealed Tuesday's victory against United, before Smith made an emotional lap of honour with his players after the final whistle.
Lafferty said: "It was good in his last home game to pick up the three points for him."