Football - Black backs Little to make big impact

Rangers midfielder Ian Black believes team-mate Andy Little can ditch his "Mr Versatile" tag and finally make the Ibrox club's striking slot his own.

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Andy Little has been backed to lead the line for Rangers on a regular basis

The Northern Ireland international struck his 21st goal of the season for Rangers in their 3-1 weekend win over Irn-Bru Third Division rivals Berwick.

But most of the 23-year-old's goals have come while he has been stationed wide on the right of the Light Blues' midfield.

However, injuries to frontmen Lee McCulloch, Kevin Kyle and Francisco Sandaza have given Little his chance to lead the Rangers attack and Black believes he has shown he has what it takes to be the Glasgow side's main man in front of goal.

Black said: "Andy has been great. Put him anywhere inside the 18-yard box and he is going to score.

"He's been tremendous for us this season. He chases down lost causes and gets his chances.

"He's been a massive part of what we've achieved this season and works so hard as well.

"If you ask Andy, he will admit he can play anywhere as long as he's playing. But he's doing well up there as a striker.

"Because we're short of players through injuries, he has come in and made that position his own for the time being."

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