STEVEN GERRARD hinted at modifications for Rangers with a busy spell forward.
And one factor not altering was their outstanding kind – or Jermain Defoe getting on the scoresheet.
James Tavernier celebrated after his objective helped Rangers to an enormous winCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Kemar Roofe slid within the opener as Rangers prolonged the lead atop the Scottish PremiershipCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Defoe made his 800th look of his profession and put the icing on the cake in stoppage time.
The guests head to Lech Poznan on Thursday figuring out they’ve already certified for the final 32.
However for now they wait to see what response Celtic have towards St Johnstone this afternoon as they go 14 POINTS clear with the 4-0 win.
It was a sticky opening quarter to the sport with neither facet threatening.
And it was the hosts who long-established the primary probability of the sport after 25 minutes.
Iain Vigurs’ diagonal ball excessive discovered Harry Paton on the correct.
He lower inside and despatched a rasping left-footed shot heading in the right direction which McGregor beat away.
That appeared to be the wake-up name that Rangers wanted as they broke the impasse two minutes later.
Tavernier claimed the help in Morris’ OG en path to Rangers’ crushing winCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Steven Davis judged a defence-splitting cross to perfection inside the correct channel that discovered James Tavernier and his low cross into the six-yard field was put in by a sliding Kemar Roofe.
Iain Vigurs picked up his customary reserving reserving simply earlier than the interval as he caught Morelos with a late slide deal with in the course of the park.
Within the aftermath, Gardyne rapidly adopted him into the e-book after one thing he mentioned following the problem.
Goldson and Kamara took an instantaneous dislike to what was mentioned and Gerrard spoke with referee John Beaton on the way in which off the park.
Ryan Kent was quiet within the first half however was instantly concerned in the beginning of the second.
His tough run down the left resulted in a cross to Roofe who noticed his downward header saved by Ross Laidlaw and Alfredo Morelos couldn’t rating the rebound after a beautiful block from Callum Morris.
And Kent was concerned within the second objective too. His low cross from the left was met by Roofe sliding within the six-yard field once more and Josh Reid did beautifully nicely to dam the shot.
Steven Gerrard’s facet at the moment are miles away from Celtic within the deskCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Nonetheless, Tavernier was following in proper behind Roofe and the ball bounced off the Rangers skipper and into the online.
County had their large probability to develop into solely the third facet to attain towards Rangers within the Premiership this season.
Halfway by way of the second half, Reid’s supply into the field was flicked on by Stewart on the entrance put up and Connor Randall – on at half time for Keith Watson – blasted nicely over the bar from three yards with the objective at his mercy.
Tavernier seemed for his second of the sport with a volley from the right-hand facet of the field however it went well-wide.
He did get his normal help not lengthy after although when despatched clear down the correct by Goldson.
Morelos was free within the centre of the field to roll house into an empty internet, however Morris slid in in entrance of the Colombian and diverted into his personal objective.
Gerrard then made a quadruple sub with simply over 1 / 4 of an hour to play, switching your complete entrance three for Cedric Itten, Ianis Hagi and Defoe.
Hagi tried his luck from large on the correct from a free-kick however Laidlaw parried over from beneath his crossbar.
Then Defoe acquired his objective in harm time, spinning on the sting of the six-yard field from an Itten cross and rolling it into the online.