Cyriel Dessers has responded to his Rangers critics after hitting his 20th goal of the season.

The Ibrox striker, 29, scored the winner against St Mirren in Paisley to achieve the landmark goal tally this term.

And while Dessers refused to say he'd rammed criticism back down the throats of his doubters, the striker insisted he always knew he'd score goals this season.

The striker - signed from Cremonese in the summer - openly admitted he mightn't be the "most beautiful striker"  but cited his impact away from goalscoring for Rangers as just as important as he revealed his delight at breaking a personal high-intensity runs record.

"That’s up to other people to answer that," said Dessers of silencing his critics this season. "But I said it before. I wasn’t just talking to talk at that point.

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"I know that throughout my career that if I play minutes, if I play games, I’m always going to score goals.

"I’m a striker who maybe on the eye isn’t the most beautiful striker or the most clean striker. I think with me, as a striker, it’s easy to see what’s not there. But as I am in life, and I think this is a good lesson for everybody, I love to look at what’s there, what you get out of me and what I can do for the team.

"If you look only, then the numbers speak for themselves. But I’m not only talking about that. I’m talking about winning the battles with the defenders. About running. Last week I broke my record for high-intensity runs, for sprints.

"To do all of this for the team is of the same importance as scoring goals. These are the things people in the stands or on social media don’t see immediately but they are there and they benefit the team.

"So it’s about more than just the goals but I’m of course very happy to reach that number. But I want more!"