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Born-again Christian Marvin Andrews has revealed how he made his car a temporary church to hold prayers before netting his first goal for Rangers.


The Trinidad and Tobago international scored his side’s opener in a 2-0 Ibrox success over Kilmarnock, with Nacho Novo notching a late clincher to down Jim Jefferies’ stubborn side.

The former Livingston player is a man who dedicates all his sporting success to an unwavering faith in his religion.

But he also made it clear he held no qualms about playing on a Sunday.

He said: “I have no objections because after a match I go straight to church. And a building is not a church, you are a church.

“I pray in my car, I pray before a game and I pray on the park. So I am the church. Some people have different views about it but I know God is not against me for playing on a Sunday.

“The most important thing is giving God thanks and praise on a Sunday. Every day can be a Sabbath.”

It was only his third start in a Rangers jersey after leaving Almondvale for Ibrox in the summer.

But again it was his faith that helped him wait calmly for his chance.

He said: “I knew that coming to a club like this I would have to wait for my chance because so many of my team-mates are good players.

“It is a team game and I always wish the boys all the best when I am not in the squad or on the bench.

“I really thank God when I am in the team. This is how life is. Sometimes things do not work out as immediately as you want them to.

“I have had to bide my time. I did it at Raith Rovers, I did it at Livingston and now I have done it at Rangers.

“I know this is a big team and I won’t just walk into the team. That is a part of keeping the faith as well – believing in my own ability and trusting in God.”

Jefferies revealed he also had faith in his players and specifically striker Kris Boyd, who found the footballing fates against him when a shot that had the beating of Rangers goalkeeper Stefan Klos bounced back off a post instead of giving his side an equaliser.

Boyd had scored five against Dundee United the previous week when the luck was really with him.

Jefferies said: “He’s not expected to score five every week, but he will score goals, there is nothing surer than that.

“This time he was unlucky, he hit the post. We had been saying to him all week it wasn’t about going out and proving it was a flash in the pan.

“I said to him it was all about playing well. If the goals come then all good and well, but there are other players in the team who can score.”