RANGERS winger David Templeton today told how he feared the wrath of Ally McCoist on Saturday – just before he sunk a candidate for goal of the season.
The Ibrox star was on the end of a rollicking from his boss for giving the ball away just seconds before he drilled home a cracking shot from all of 30 yards at Broadwood to help his side to a 4-1 win over Clyde.
And the player was delighted to see his strike hit the back of the net because he was worried he was in for a torrid time when he stepped into the Rangers dressing room at half-time.
"I don't think I had a great game," he said. "I was a bit sloppy in the first-half especially, and I kept trying to do too much. I kept giving the ball away.
"At one point I could hear the gaffer screaming at me to keep it simple, although he may have used a few other words!
"He was annoyed, but not as annoyed as I was at myself. I actually wasn't going to take the shot, but when I saw the gap, I took it and I was absolutely delighted to see it go in.
"I have scored a few in my career that I am proud of – one against Hibs when I was at Hearts and one against Ross County – but the two I got on Saturday are up there with the best of them.
"And I knew when the whistle went at the break that I might be in the good books again."
While Templeton netted his 11th of the season, he believes that he is capable of going on to hit the 20-goal mark at Rangers.
The club are cruising towards the Irn-Bru Third Division title with no real pressure and the stage is set for the likes of Templeton and Andy Little to properly hit the goal trail.
"My target when I first arrived at the club was simply to get into double figures," said the 24-year-old.
"I've done that and I am pleased because I missed a chunk of the season.
"So to be where I am now is pleasing but I am confident that I can add to it. There are still a few months left to go and I am sure that I have a few more in me yet."
Little hit his 20th of the season at Broadwood and Templeton said: "He is a guy who always gives his all for the team and a lot of the work that he puts in on the pitch is hard to appreciate.
"I'm glad he has his chance through the middle and it's great to see him taking it."