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Summary

  1. Rangers go top on goal difference
  2. Tavernier, Waghorn, Holt, Miller 2 for Rangers
  3. Michael Chopra scores for Alloa
  4. Alloa still looking for first league points

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Thanks for your company today on another goal-fest in the Scottish football weekend. Join us again in midweek, when Celtic face Malmo in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has apparently been telling the written media that he hopes to make another signing this week.

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Andrew Priestley: "Great start to the season by Rangers. Kenny Miller getting early-season goals too!"

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Kenny Miller celebrates scoring for Rangers
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Kenny Miller scored twice for Rangers against Alloa at Recreation Park

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Rangers under Ally McCoist, Kenny McDowall and Stuart McCall all struggled against Alloa last season, but Mark Warburton's rebuilt side had no problem in sweeping aside the part-timers on their artificial surface.

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Michael Chopra volleys Alloa's equaliser
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Michael Chopra provided Alloa's one moment of cheer, his volley squaring the scores momentarily at 1-1

Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

"Rangers do look like a good and really slick outfit."

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Alloa go bottom of the table and are still looking for their first league win of the season.

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Rangers go top of the Scottish Championship table, that thumping 5-1 win lifting them above Queen of the South and Dumbarton on goal difference after two games.

FULL-TIME

FT: Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

The game ends on an outrageous piece of skill by Nathan Oduwa, with the on-loan Spurs winger flicking the ball over his own head and a defender before being pulled up for a foul. Rangers could afford to showboat at the end they were so far ahead of Alloa at Recreation Park.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

Nicky Clark is the Rangers man disappointed this time as the flag is raised after the striker turns in James Tavernier's cross.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers

James Tavernier wasn't too pleased that Kenny Miller knocked that in on the line when the full-back's shot would have probably crossed the line anyway. Now he is doubly disappointed as he finds the net after fine work from Nathan Oduwa, but the Englishman is ruled offside.

GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-5 Rangers (Kenny Miller)

Kenny Miller grabs his second goal of the game after some fine wing play from Nathan Oduwa. The new loan signing from Spurs weaves his way to the bye-line, his cross finally reaches James Tavernier and the full-backs low drive is turned in by the former Scotland striker at the back post.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

James Tavernier opens the scoring for Rangers
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James Tavernier opened the scoring for Rangers at Recreation Park

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Andy McNeil does well to save from Nicky Clark at close range after the striker is found by James Tavernier, the Alloa goalkeeper blocking the effort then grabbing the ball as it ran loose.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Nathan Oduwa squanders a chance for a debut goal for Rangers, but the winger on loan from Spurs side-foots well over from 16 yards.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

It is all very sedate at Recreation Park. The yellow and black stripes of the Wasps are strung across their penalty box like Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn., but Rangers' indians are unable to take any more scalps.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Alloa get a rare sight at goal, but Aron Lynas miscues from the edge of the penalty area and the chance is gone.

Falkirk manager Peter Houston on BBC Radio Scotland

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

"Danny Lennon will wonder if he should have started with this formation as Rangers are being restricted to shots from 25 yards. If this was 0-0, the Rangers fans would be getting frustrated and on their back."

Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

"It is getting more difficult for Rangers. Alloa have dropped back and it is so difficult to penetrate that back eight or nine."

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Another substitution - the sixth and final one - as Aron Lynas comes on for fellow Alloa midfielder Graeme Holmes.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Apologies for the lack of fresh foties from Recreation Park. It appears that Alloa has not joined the wifi age. Either that or someone has broken the internet!

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Triple substitution for Rangers and there's a debut for one of their loan signings from Spurs. Nathan Oduwa comes on along with Dean Shiels and Nicky Clark in place of Barrie McKay, Nicky Law and Martyn Waghorn. That's three foward-looking changes by Mark Warburton as he looks for more goals.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

James Tavernier is more like a winger than a left-back and Martyn Waghorn threads the ball into the path of his former Wigan team-mate, but Andy McNeil gets down to save at the defender's feet.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Isaac Layne, who joined Alloa from Southend United this summer, replaces fellow Englishman Geoff Mitchell. A striker for a striker and a chance for the 20-year-old previously of Billericay and Hayes & Yeading to get a taste of what it's like to face a side like Rangers.

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

The official attendance from Recreation Park is confirmed as 3,047. Most of those will be Rangers fans and rather satisfied with the Glasgow's side's performance so far.

GREAT SAVE!

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

James Tavernier bursts into the Alloa penalty box after some tricky footwork from the full-back and Andy McNeil does well to get down and turn away from the resulting drive towards the back post.

KICK-OFF

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Danny Lennon has, indeed, made a half-time change, with midfielder Steven Hetherington replacing forward Michael Duffy, which suggests the Alloa boss is going for damage limitation as his side kick-off the second half.

Bye bye Biabi?

Falkirk striker Botti Biabi
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Falkirk manager Peter Houston confirmed on BBC Radio Scotland earlier that striker Botti Biabi is down south having a medical ahead of a possible six-figure transfer to Swansea City. The 19-year-old Londoner is a product of Falkirk's youth system and has scored four goals in 32 appearances, mainly from the bench, for the Scottish Championship club.

HT: Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

Alloa manager Danny Lennon had made four changes to his starting line-up after last week's 3-1 defeat away to Queen of the South. Andrew McNeil, Jason Marr, Graeme Holmes and Michael Chopra had come in for David Crawford, Mark Williams, Mikk Rientam and Iain Flannigan. One wonders how many changes he is contemplating at half time.

Falkirk manager Peter Houston on BBC Radio Scotland

"It is just too easy. Rangers are stroking the ball about and Alloa look downhearted and the heads have gone down."

Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

"Rangers are just putting on a show now. Alloa just can't get near Rangers at the moment and it could be a long second half for Danny Lennon's side."

HALF-TIME

HT: Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers

It is all too easy as Mark Warburton's side have the game well and truly won by half-time.

GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-4 Rangers (Kenny Miller)

Rangers are strolling this in the sun as Alloa are being buried in a blaze of goals. James Tavernier's low pass across the six-yard box and Kenny Miller is there to side-foot home from close range.

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Andrew Priestley: "Michael Chopra on the scoresheet again. He's a natural-born goalscorer. Great bit of business by Alloa Athletic."

GOAL

Alloa Athletic 1-3 Rangers (Jason Holt)

Jason Holt, who joined Rangers after being released by Hearts, scores his first goal for the Glasgow side. With Alloa pinned back, Lee Wallace unleashes a low drive that goalkeeper Andy McNeil can only parry and the midfielder is first on the scene to hammer in the rebound.

Alloa Athletic 1-2 Rangers

Alloa are finding it difficult to pass their way out of defence, but Michael Chopra gives the home fans something to cheer with a cheeky wee step-over that fools two Rangers opponents and frees the striker from a difficult position deep in his own half.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Alloa Athletic 1-2 Rangers

Kenny Miller curls a drive against the outside of the far post after a fine run into the Alloa penalty box by winger Barrie McKay.

Alloa Athletic 1-2 Rangers

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham does not look very certain with the ball at his feet as he clumsily boots the ball out the park under pressure.

Alloa Athletic 1-2 Rangers

Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball
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Rangers have their two latest signings on the bench. Nathan Oduwa, a 19-year-old midfielder, and Dominic Ball, a 20-year-old defender, are both on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.