St Mirren 0-1 Rangers: What Clement said

Rangers manager Philippe Clement: “Very satisfied, it’s really hard to win games like this. It’s a pity for football and for the fans to play in circumstances like this on a pitch like that.

“The team adapted. We’re only busy with one thing, that’s winning games and showing we can do it in that way. The most important thing is the three points.

“With a team that can only play in one way or certain circumstances, they will never win trophies. You need resilience, mentality, desire, hunger, focus.

On narrowing the gap on Celtic, Clement said: “I’m only busy with my team and winning games. If you look at others you forget yourself.”

The Rangers manager added Dessers’ upturn in form is down to his “hard work” and “confidence”.