Sep 21 2012 by Andrew Burns, Dumfries Standard Friday
ALLAN Johnston suspects Tuesday’s historic Ibrox win will have put a few of his players in the limelight.
Johnston’s men staged a last-gasp comeback to force Rangers to extra-time in the Ramsdens Cup last-eight clash.
Nicky Clark and Gavin Reilly were on target before the Doonhamers secured a semi-final spot in a dramatic penalty shootout.
And the Palmerston boss is positive his high-flying stars will have attracted attention from elsewhere.
He said: “I am sure there will be plenty of people looking at our boys.
“It’s a big stage and a big ask to come here and compete with a team like Rangers.
“They showed that they have the quality to play at a higher level.”
Clark headed the Doonhamers in front at Ibrox before goals from Barrie McKay and Lee McCulloch put Rangers 2-1 up.
Reilly struck an injury-time equaliser to force the game to extra-time before the Dumfries men came out on top from 12 yards.
Johnston added: “We wanted to play our normal game and press them high up the park.
“When Rangers went down to 10 we switched off a bit and they got their goal but all credit to the boys for having the skill and determination to come back.
“You could see the confidence the boys had – they kept on going until the very end; they didn’t give up.
“I’m delighted they took the opportunity to take it to extra-time.
“The league is the main priority for us but these big games are a big boost to everyone at the club.
“Everyone wants to play but we will probably need to shuffle the squad a bit for Saturday.”