Rangers defender Ben Davies insists Abdallah Sima "can have" the winning goal against Real Betis.

The hosts edged the competitive Europa League opener 1-0 at Ibrox thanks to a finish from the on-loan Brighton forward in the second half.

While it was not clear at first who got the final touch, UEFA officially awarded the strike to Sima and Davies was happy for his team-mate to take the plaudits.

Speaking to TNT Sports, he said: "Abde [Sima] got the last touch, I think. Let him have it. I am not sure to be honest as I will have to see it back but let the striker have that one and I will take the clean sheet tonight.

"It was a good game. I think in the first half we were disappointed we were not as good on the ball but near the end of the first half we grew in possession and looked after the ball.

"In the second half we did better and we are thankful to get the win. The Europa League at Ibrox is special so you always want to be involved.

"It is a good result for us and we now have four home games in a row so we need to just keep winning."

And Sima agreed that he got the decisive touch to make sure Rangers took maximum points on matchday one.

 "Yeah, if Ben had kicked it he would have kicked my foot, so I think I scored the goal," he joked. "The most important thing is the win and the fact I scored made it even better.

"Scoring here brings something special so I am happy I can help the team and score more goals and assists."