Todd Cantwell in dejected Rangers interview as he bats away Celtic no-show

Todd Cantwell cut a gutted figure in his post-match interview with Sky
Todd Cantwell cut a gutted figure in his post-match interview with Sky -Credit:Sky Sports

Todd Cantwell cut a dejected figure in his post-match interview with Sky - despite netting a fluky screamer to complete Rangers' comeback against Dundee.

The midfielder produced a man of the match display to inspire the Light Blues to a 5-2 win in their penultimate league game of the season. Cantwell was restored to the starting line-up after being surprisingly left as an unused sub in the weekend's crushing Old Firm defeat at Parkhead as he bounced back to help delay Celtic's championship party for another 24 hours at least.

Brendan Rodgers' side only require a point from their remaining two league games and can secure three-in-a-row by avoiding defeat at Kilmarnock tomorrow night. Cantwell admitted it was imperative that Rangers got back to winning ways but the downhearted playmaker was in no mood to analyse his lucky, but spectacular, goal at Ibrox.

Asked how important it was to turn around the early 2-0 setback, Cantwell said: "We had to. Obviously two sloppy goals in the first-half so we needed a reaction for the fans."

Quizzed on his cross-turned-shot, Cantwell said: "I'm not interested in talking about that, to be honest. Obviously we had a disappointing result last weekend so we had to win today, that was the bottom line." When asked if it was important to put on a show after his derby snub, Cantwell simply responded: "It's always important."

Reflecting on the victory, he added: "It's difficult. They go man for man. I had a friend most of the game following me around. Listen, they are a good enough side. In the end, Scott's [Wright] come on. We've got so much quality with players like that who can come on with a bit of freedom and change the game for us by getting two great goals."