As they came from behind to beat 10-man Livingston 3-1 rangers returned to winning ways, since new signing Ryan Kent limped away with a hamstring injury, but there was reason for concern.
Ended after yanking from the Livi half, with former loanee Kent limping away.
The people broke the deadlock from the penalty area just two weeks with Steven Lawless firing home after Lyndon Dykes was tripped in the box from Scott Arfield.
However, Rangers hit back before targets from Alfredo Morelos via a James Tavernier free-kick in the 55th minute and substitute Brandon Barker – both sides of Dykes’ sending-off – wrapped up points.
Rangers had the lion’s share of possession however, it took 11 minutes to enroll the initial shot of the game, while there was some positive play in the hosts.
He could not keep it in play and Sheyi Ojo needed a great chance in the 23rd minute when he shot the ball round seeing goalkeeper Ross Stewart although the persistent home side continued to drive for an opener.
And then Rangers replaced with new boy Barker and were dealt a blow in the 41st minute when Kent was unable to last.
Livi created a dream start to the second half as the referee pointed to the place just over a minute in later Arfield fouled Dykes. And Lawless scored his third league goal of the season from 12 yards to put Gary Holt’s guys 1-0 up.
But Rangers went in and hit back in the 55th minute when the free kick from the left of Tavernier everyone in a box that was crowded.
And Rangers took the lead when Tavernier’s corner had been flicked on by Aribo and Morelos headed home from close range.
Livi were reduced to 10 men at the 73rd minute when Dykes was presented with a second yellow card for a foul on Connor Goldson, and Rangers made it 3-1 six minutes later when Barker finished off a fast attack with a fine conclusion to indicate his own league debut with a primary goal for the team.
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