Steven Naismith admits best career moment came playing for Rangers

Everton striker Steven Naismith says his best moment as a player came whilst with Rangers.

Scotland international Steven Naismith has told the BBC that the best moment of his career came whilst he playing for Rangers.

Naismith, 28, is currently playing in the Premier League for Everton but spent five years with Rangers, joining from Kilmarnock in 2007 before leaving in the summer of 2012 on a free transfer.

With 33 goals in 140 games for Rangers, Naismith was a popular figure at Ibrox during his time in Glasgow, and was a key part of Walter Smith's side.

There will be many moments that live long in the memory for Naismith over the course of his career, but he told the BBC that the best moment so far was with Rangers - and many fans will agree with his choice.

"Winning the league with Rangers on the last day of the season at Kilmarnock," said Naismith. "It was possibly the perfect day out, really! We were 3-0 up after seven minutes, and by lunchtime you're the champions of Scotland with a party to go and enjoy yourselves in."

Rangers went into the final game of the 2010/11 season one point clear of Old Firm rivals Celtic, but blitzed their way past Kilmarnock to win the title.

Two goals from Kyle Lafferty and one from Naismith himself, pictured above, had Rangers 3-0 up inside seven minutes in a game which eventually finished 5-1 to Rangers.

It was Walter Smith's final game in charge of Rangers, and the Ibrox legend bowed out in style on a day of celebration for Rangers fans - so it's no surprise to see Naismith highlight this game as his favourite career moment so far.

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