Whittaker savours dream season

Gers full-back delighted to play a part in double triumph

Whittaker: Happy with season

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Steven Whittaker admits this season has been a 'dream come true' after Rangers clinched the domestic double.

Rangers followed up their SPL title success with a 1-0 victory over Falkirk in the final of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Whittaker made 29 appearances for the Gers this term and the former Hibernian full-back is delighted with his achievements this season.

"It's a dream come true this year," said Whittaker.

"To win the league and Scottish Cup double is what dreams are made of. We are all just delighted to get the victory.

"I've been at the club for two years now and I've made a number of appearances in both seasons so I definitely know what it means and what it takes to be a Rangers player and hopefully I can continue next year as well."

Determination

The 24-year-old also believes the mentality in Walter Smith's squad was a key factor in edging out Falkirk courtesy of Nacho Novo's stunning goal.

He added: "Determination and a winning mentality got us through in the end.

"We knew Falkirk were going to have stages where they would keep the ball from us.

"It was about keeping solid and keeping their chances to a minimum and hitting them on the break.

"We managed to do that a couple of times, but it took something special from Nacho Novo to get us in the lead."