JOE DODOO has insisted Rangers’ remarkable and emphatic 3-0 win over Aberdeen was no shock.
And the former Leicester City striker, who scored the third goal in the Pittodrie rout, said the Ibrox club are better than Derek McInnes’ side who are nine points ahad of the Gers in the Premiership.
Dodoo, who came on as a sub against the Dons, said: “We weren’t surprised we beat them because we are better than them no matter what anyone says.
“Sometimes we aren’t winning games, but we do have more than them and if we exploit the right spaces, do the right things and make the right decisions, play as a team and continue to work hard we should be up there.
“I am happy because we got the three points and we hadn’t won for a while. It was obviously brilliant to come on and score, but the most important thing was to get the points on the board.”
Dodoo had only been on the park for 13 minutes when he netted the goal – his fifth of the campaign – that made certain of the points.
It was the first time he had scored since he claimed a double against Partick Thistle back in November.
Dodoo added: “I was very annoyed I didn’t get a second when I hit the bar and that one was a lot easier for me to finish, I think the pitch played its part because the ball just lifted slightly before I hit it.
“I was very disappointed it didn’t go in and I never like to be in the situation where I don’t score because I like to score every chance I get.
“You have to be calm, if you are composed then you can always finish your chances, but mainly you have to practice out there at training and do it every day.
“If an opportunity comes you are more likely to take it, sometimes you have to read a situation and try and make the best decision from there.
“My finishing comes down to the work I do at training, it is something I have been doing for years and that doesn’t change whether I am playing or not.
“You always have to be ready and if you are always ready then you will always perform so I have to stick to my routine and continue to work hard.”
* Joe Dodoo was talking to Rangers TV.