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Kaiyne Woolery reveals Ibrox chat that inspired Motherwell comeback in Rangers draw

KAIYNE WOOLERY never doubted it could be a case of deja blue for Rangers after Motherwell snatched a point at Ibrox on Sunday.

The Steelmen came from two goals down as Jordan Roberts and Woolery secured the visitors a shock share of the spoils to pile the pressure on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side in the Premiership title race.

Rangers should have had the win wrapped up after moving into a two goal lead at the break but history would repeat itself at Ibrox as Motherwell fought back in the second half.

Woolery earned Graham Alexander’s side a point in Glasgow earlier in the campaign and his strike 15 minutes from time – after he had set up Roberts just after the break – was enough to deny Rangers for the second time this term.

A home tie with Ross County is now on the agenda at Fir Park and Woolery is confident Motherwell can kick on in the aftermath of an improved performance that won them a crucial point in their battle for fourth spot in the top flight.

Woolery said: “Everyone was down at half-time but it was pretty much like the first game we played here this season.

“We were losing at half-time and had a team talk saying the second half could make or break our season.

“We just had to come out fighting and try and get a bit of momentum going into the last six games [before the split].

“I think it’s clear to see that everyone put up a good fight and we managed to get a good point.

“We haven’t had good form since Christmas and we have a tough game coming up on Wednesday. We just had to get a bit of team spirit going and fight for each other. Hopefully we can build from that.

“I think it’s clear to see we can do it so we just have to push on now.

“As soon as our first goal went in, I think you could see that everyone got a lift and found another gear. From then, I thought we could get a point.”

Woolery showed his electric turn of pace to burst down the right flank before he provided the cross that Roberts would convert from close range as he capitalised on indecision from Connor Goldson and Allan McGregor inside the six yard box.

The former Tranmere forward then turned from provider to scorer with a fine finish that beat McGregor at his near post after he twisted away from Goldson and James Tavernier.

Both of Woolery’s league goals this term have now come at Ibrox and the the 27-year-old was pleased to play his part in securing another shock result for the Steelmen.

Woolery said: “We work on stuff all week and against each team we’ll have a different tactic.

“The gaffer, analysis team and coaching staff look at where we could be strongest playing against them.

“In the second half, the gaffer’s gameplan worked. Obviously we had two goals against us in the first half and I don’t think we were carrying out the plan as good as we could have. But in the second half it worked better.

“I know [I only score against Rangers]. That’s what I said to someone in the changing room. What are the chances of me only scoring two goals and them both being here?

“I definitely need to work on my goals and assists tally. I have been out of the team for a while so it’s always nice to come back in and prove maybe why I should be playing. Hopefully I can build from this now.

“I feel like I’ve been rested and recharged. Personally I hope I can help push the team on.”

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