Danny Wilson says Rangers ‘shut a few people up’ after Celtic Park display
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 15/03/17 8:16pm
Danny Wilson felt Rangers "shut a few people up" with their performance at Celtic Park after some "ridiculous" predictions before the Old Firm clash.
Some pundits suggested Celtic would breeze to victory over the Ibrox side, who are 33 points behind Brendan Rodgers' team in the Scottish Premiership, with former Parkhead striker Frank McAvennie claiming before the match that his old club could have a record eight-goal haul in their sights.
However, the contest proved to be a much tighter affair, with Rangers fighting back to claim a 1-1 draw and Wilson, who impressed after being recalled for the suspended Rob Kiernan, said they were always determined to silence their doubters.
"There was a lot written, there was a lot said about us and going into it people were saying there was going to be a record score and things like that - it was just ridiculous," he told Rangers TV.
"As players we couldn't let that happen and we went over there with a game plan and I feel like it worked and, on another day, we could have taken the three points.
"It felt more positive than negative after the game but it still wasn't a win which we were looking for but we all enjoyed it and we all think this could maybe be a wee turning point for us. I don't think there has ever been a time when we have not felt together as a team or squad.
"It just felt on Sunday that there was so little expected of us, rightly or wrongly, and it gave us that extra bit to shut a few people up and in the main we showed that at the weekend."