Match ends, Rangers 2, Livingston 0.
Rangers 2-0 Livingston
A goal either side of half-time secured victory for Rangers against Scottish Championship bottom side Livingston.
Fraser Aird's drive put Rangers ahead within the opening 10 minutes.
Ally McCoist's side struggled to really impose themselves against Livi, who were playing their fist match since the departure of manager John McGlynn.
Rangers' second arrived when Simon Mensing nodded the ball into his own net, ensuring defeat for caretaker manager Mark Burchill.
With Rangers having confirmed on Monday that McCoist had tendered his resignation, the Ibrox side were playing the first home match of the 52-year-old's 12-month notice period.
It was only a fantastic Steve Simonsen save that prevented Livi going ahead, the goalkeeper getting down to his left to deny Danny Mullen.
Aird quickly put Rangers in front, the midfielder firing the ball goalwards after Darren McGregor had headed on Steven Smith's corner.
Simonsen almost spilled Keaghan Jacobs' shot from the left in front of Jordan White before White nodded straight at the keeper from four yards out.
In the second half, Livingston goalkeeper Darren Jamieson did well to claw away an effort from Nicky Law and Lee Wallace lifted a shot over the visitors' goal from 10 yards.
But Rangers did double their advantage when Mensing diverted Aird's cross past Jamieson with an errant header.
A consolation goal now looked like the most positive outcome on offer to Burchill's side but White contrived to hit the post from a yard out.
- 8BlackSubstituted forShielsat 81'minutes
- 2SmithSubstituted forTempletonat 73'minutes
- 18MillerSubstituted forBoydat 73'minutes
- 6JacobsSubstituted forPraprotnikat 82'minutes
- 20MullenSubstituted forMcKennaat 83'minutes
- 19GlenSubstituted forHippolyteat 74'minutes
- William Collum
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rangers 2, Livingston 0.
Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Shaun Rutherford.
Foul by Kris Boyd (Rangers).
Shaun Rutherford (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).
Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Dean Shiels.
Attempt blocked. Michael McKenna (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston).
Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Rutherford (Livingston).
Substitution, Livingston. Michael McKenna replaces Daniel Mullen.
Substitution, Livingston. Nejc Praprotnik replaces Kyle Jacobs.
Substitution, Rangers. Dean Shiels replaces Ian Black.
Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Darren McGregor.
Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).