Delighted David McCallum hailed his B-team heroes Rangers after wiping the floor with rivals Celtic in front of an outstanding crowd.
Alex Lowry, Robbie Fraser and Ross McCausland all scored for Rangers in the first half as 10,000 fans watched young Ibrox overtake their opponents in the Lowland League table with a 3-0 win.
And the man who filled the first-team breach after Steven Gerrard’s departure was delighted with the way his side played in front of a raucous home supporter.
And he admits it was a euphoric atmosphere inside the dressing room after a complete victory over their fiercest enemies.
Speaking on the club’s website, McCallum said: “As you can imagine the boys are as high as kites. It’s well deserved, I think it was a great performance and a “Brilliant start. We wanted to be really aggressive outside of possession and for Ross McCausland to do that early in the game was a start you wouldn’t have imagined. We stayed there and that was important.
“(Ross McCausland’s goal) set the tone in terms of how players believe they want to play when they don’t have the ball. I thought our out-of-possession work was excellent and we made an aggressive threat to put pressure on Celtic very quickly.
“It’s also important to have the limited opportunities in our box, I don’t think Jay [Hogarth] had a lot to do in terms of saves. Murray Miller in midfield was just the glue that made the team what it was, it was a solid performance in midfield. It was a solid defensive performance, when you’re in these type of games you have to be strong.
McCallum admits there were plenty of tactical conundrums to consider after his side took a decisive lead at the break.
And he’s urging his proteges to end the season strong with a return game against Celtic looming.
He added: “We had to focus on ourselves, but we spent some time talking about what we wanted our second-half performance to look like. I think we started well and we had a few chances, that is not something we can complain about, we still had some decent moments, it was about making sure our levels were maintained, and we stayed on the front foot.
“We have about five games in the league potentially; we want to finish them strong and we still have to play Celtic away. It’s important to mention the fans today, it was fantastic for the guys to get that support from the stands. You could feel it before the game, you could feel it during the game – they were willing to support the boys and it’s important to commit to that.