BBC pundit Richard Foster expects Ross Tierney regrets what he did at Fir Park in Rangers win
Ross Tierney will be regretting his celebration at Rangers fans after he scored following a “fortunate” sequence says BBC pundit Richard Foster.
The young midfielder levelled the game before half time at Fir Park on Saturday (23 April), heading in Jake Carroll’s cross shortly after Gers defender Leon Balogun had been sent off.
He reacted by approaching the Light Blues travelling support behind the goal while cupping both ears, but as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men impressively hit back in the second half to seal a comfortable 3-1 win Foster suggests he will feel embarrassed about it now.
Speaking on BBC Sportscene on Saturday night, the former Ibrox full-back said: “They get a tad fortunate as the ball comes in here. Tierney kind of kicks the ball with his right toe and then swings his left foot at it and just makes the pass.
“It’s a great run from the full back, a fantastic cross, and it’s a good header.
“He’s probably regretting his celebration now, after the end result. But good play from Motherwell.”
The 21-year-old must have been feeling pretty confident when he scored, as the momentum had just taken a giant swing in his side’s favour.
He wouldn’t have made such a provocative gesture if his goal was the consolation to the final scoreline, but it ended up that way.
Displaying both the squad depth and the ability to overcome adversity domestically that was so lacking at times earlier this year, the visitors made light work of the task in the second half.
Despite being undermanned, they came out with purpose after the break, with Fashion Sakala cutting through the home side and seting up Scott Wright to slam into the far corner.
The Zambian forward was at it again midway through the half when he was brought down for a penalty, which was characteristically dispatched by James Tavernier.
It was a highly encouraging display, coming off the back of two extra-time wins in the Europa League and the Old Firm derby respectively, and with another such double-header next up.
In other Rangers news, the club are in talks to secure the future of an exciting attacking talent.