Smith: More to come from Rangers scorer Naismith

"He's a young lad and he is enthusiastic," said Smith. "I think that's natural. He wants to do well and he will do well.

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"He has that bit about him, an attitude to run about and get involved in the game. Experience may calm him down a little bit but his running around doesn't inhibit him in terms of his play. I was pleased that he got the goal."

Naismith limped off late in game after being upended by Zander Diamond, who was fortunate not to be shown a straight red card for the foul.

"He took a kick in the ankle but he's okay," said Smith. Speaking of the challenge, he added: "I thought it was a bit harsh. It was the only tackle in the game and I thought it was a poor challenge."

The victory allowed Rangers to reclaim their place at the top after Celtic suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Hibernian at Easter Road in a match which kicked off an hour earlier than the action at Ibrox.

Asked how he felt about Rangers being league leaders again, Smith smiled: "It would be a lot more comfortable if it was the last game of the season.

"When you look at the clubs below us, I do believe that they are stronger and I don't think Rangers and Celtic will have the same points differential between them and the rest of the clubs that they had in previous seasons."

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