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Live Reporting

Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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    Join us again tomorrow for the second round of Premiership fixtures. Dundee host Hearts, with a cracker in prospect between two sides that impressed last weekend, Dundee United travel to Motherwell, Ross County are at home to Hamilton Academical, while Inverness Caledonian Thistle are in Perth to face St Johnstone.

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    Thanks for your company tonight as Rangers got their Championship title challenge under way with a win over St Mirren.

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    Nope, unfortunately our radio colleagues have run out of time.

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    We are hoping to get a word with St Mirren manager Ian Murray after that defeat.

  5. Former St Mirren manager Gary Teale on BBC Radio Scotland

    "St Mirren needed to get closer to Rangers after the first half as they gave them too much respect and they did that. Stephen Thompson will be extremely disappointed - the chance to level the scores and back here at Ibrox, he would have been desperate to score."

  6. Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Rangers dominated the game from start to finish - their best performance of the season so far. St Mirren dug in and kept themselves in the game and the Rangers manager will be disappointed they didn't wrap it up earlier. But they beat one of their main rivals for the title and on that evidence are streets ahead."


    Rangers 3-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren are left rueing that missed penalty by former Rangers striker Stephen Thompson as the Ibrox side secure a win in the opening Championship game of the season and a third straight victory after two cup wins.

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    Rangers 3-1 St Mirren

    Mark Ridgers has to be smart again to beat away a powerful drive fizzed in by James Tavernier.

  9. GOAL

    Rangers 3-1 St Mirren (Dean Shiels)

    Mark Ridgers will be cursing his luck as he saves from Dean Shiels from close range, but the St Mirren goalkeeper is unable to gather the rebound, it cannons off the Rangers man's knee and defender Jack Baird is unable to hook clear before the ball crosses the line.


    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren goalkeeper Mark Ridgers claws the ball away twice after a powerful header from substitute David Templeton.

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    Bob: "Rangers need to finish this off,. Got a felling this could go pear shaped tonight!"

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Another change for Rangers, with Barrie McKay being replaced with David Templeton on the wing.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    There's eight minutes left and, although Rangers are still ahead, the visitors are looking more dangerous on the break and are still in this game.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Former Rangers forward Alan Gow comes on for Stevie Mallan in the Buddies' last roll of the dice.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Another Tavernier-Waghorn link-up and the latter cuts into the penalty box and his curling drive goes a few feet past the far upright.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Another free-kick just outside the box for Rangers and it is James Tavernier's turn to sending a dipping drive just over the St Mirren crossbar.

  17. Former St Mirren manager Gary Teale on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think Ian Murray has asked his players to get closer to Rangers and it has interrupted their flow. Credit to his half-time team talk."

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Nearly a goal made in Wigan as James Tavernier's cross is met by Martyn Waghorn, but the striker peers in dismay as his header squirms wide of the far post.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Andy Halliday squanders a chance to threaten for Rangers, firing a left-foot free-kick a few yards over the crossbar from just outside the penalty box.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Stephen Thompson fires his penalty over Rangers' crossbar
    Image caption: St Mirren captain Stephen Thompson fired his penalty over Rangers' crossbar and was then substituted
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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Calum Gallagher comes on for St Mirren captain Stephen Thompson, the young striker making his debut days after leaving tonight's opponents.


    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren defender Jack Baird goes into the book for a sliding challenge in that last move on Lee Wallace, with the Rangers captain needing treatment.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Nicky Clark misses a good chance to stretch Rangers' lead as he latches on to a ball from Lee Wallace, but the striker's low drive is knocked clear by the foot of goalkeeper Mark Ridgers.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Rangers are continuing to knock on the door and Martyn Waghorn finds no takers with a ball across the six yard box after the striker reaches the by-line with a thrusting run.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren goalscorer Cameron Howieson is hooked this time, with Lewis Morgan coming into the visitors' midfield.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Rangers make a couple of changes, with Dean Shiels and Nicky Clark coming on for Jason Holt and Tom Walsh. Forward-thinking switches by Mark Warburton.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Boosted by that let-off, Rangers race to the other end and Andy Halliday fires powerfully straight at goalkeeper Mark Ridgers from 20 yards. Jack Baird then makes a terrific challenge to take the ball off the feet of Martyn Waghorn as the striker bore down on goal.


    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    While one captain has scored twice at one end, his opposite number blows a chance to level the game. Stephen Thompson, who scored in the Petrofac Training Cup against Berwick Rangers, steps up to take the spot kick but hits it so high over the crossbar that it is halfway to Paisley.


    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Paul McMullan is tripped by Rangers' James Tavernier.

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    Stephen Hay: "How many players in the Rangers starting XI are from the McCoist era?" I make it four. Big change in personnel.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Paul McMullan is looking lively for St Mirren and his thrusting run gives Stevie Mallan a sight at goal and the midfielder's powerful drive from 22 yards takes a deflection over the crossbar.

  32. KICK-OFF

    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Rangers kick off for the second half and are immediately into the St Mirren penalty area and winning a corner.

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    Lee Wallace fires his second goal past Mark Ridgers
    Image caption: Lee Wallace fired his second goal past Mark Ridgers
  34. Former St Mirren manager Gary Teale on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think it is down to the personnel for Rangers. It is the pace of Tavernier on one side and Wallace on the other, who seems to have got his confidence back, and given them a new dimension. St Mirren need to press that bit quicker. There might be a personnel change at half time to get people in behind Rangers."


    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

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    Calum Robertson: "Filling the Gers from @Auckland_NZ. Fantastic start." I assume you were cheering when the New Zealander scored for St Mirren!

    Daniel Kelly: "I've only gone and done it again! Switch over, and guess who? Lee Wallace again! Get in Rangers!"

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Lee Wallace is in inspirational form for Rangers and sets up Tom Walsh and the young midfielder lashes a drive just over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty box.

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    Lee Wallace (right) celebrates his double for Rangers
    Image caption: Captain Lee Wallace (right) has scored both Rangers goals

    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Jason Holt forces a one-handed save from St Mirren goalkeeper Mark Ridgers at the near post with a shot on the turn.

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Another of Rangers' new signings, Martyn Waghorn, puts in what looks like a two-footed, studs first challenge, but the referee waves play on and the former Wigan striker lashes a thunderbolt just over the crossbar from 20 yards.

  41. Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Rangers' ball retention has been excellent. St Mirren's has been poor."

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    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren

    Some idiot has just had a one-man pitch invasion, so we have a bit of a hold-up.

  43. GOAL

    Rangers 2-1 St Mirren (Cameron Howieson)

    On-loan Celtic winger Paul McMullan sets up a Buddies goal out of the blue. His ball splits the centre of the Rangers defence and Cameron Howieson fires past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham from just inside the penalty box. A goal in his first start from the New Zealand winger after his summer move from Burnley.

  44. GOAL

    Rangers 2-0 St Mirren (Lee Wallace)

    It is all too easy for Rangers and Lee Wallace is playing a captain's role. Jason Holt flicks a clever ball behind the defence and the full-back powers it under the goalkeeper.

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    Rangers 1-0 St Mirren

    Winger Barrie McKay fires over at the back post from 16 yards as Rangers continue to press. St Mirren have hardly been in the home side's half.

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    Rangers 1-0 St Mirren

    It is all Rangers and, just as I was about to rave with James Tavernier, their summer signing from Wigan Athletic, the impressive English right-back plays a loose pass to an opponent.

  47. Ibrox sell out

    Sold out signs outside Ibrox
    Image caption: Despite competition from the start of the Edinburgh Festival, the game at Ibrox against St Mirren is a full house
  48. Former Rangers defender Craig Paterson on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Rangers' pressing of the man on the ball is impressive. They stood off Hibs at the start of the opening game, but they aren't giving St Mirren a second on the ball."

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    Daniel Kelly: "Good start from Rangers, not bad turn over from Brighton game to see the goal!"

    Fraser Glen: "Eagerly awaiting the Rangers game, sitting in Phuket, Thailand. Warburtons Blue and White Army."

  50. GOAL

    Rangers 1-0 St Mirren (Lee Wallace)

    Rangers have been surging forward from the off and St Mirren are eventually undone after two Sean Kelly interceptions to concede corners in quick succession. The ball falls to captain Lee Wallace from the corner and the left-back blasts it powerfully into the roof of the net from 15 yards.

  51. KICK-OFF

    St Mirren kick off as they begin their quest to make a swift return to the Premiership.

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    A minute's silence for former Rangers player Sammy Cox is adhered to by the whole stadium.

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    Can St Mirren make it two wins out of two against a Rangers team this season? Berwick Rangers being beaten two weeks ago.

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    There was much speculation, but Lee Wallace continues as Rangers captain, leading the side out into a packed and noisy Ibrox.

  55. LINE-UPS

    Rangers: Foderingham, Tavernier, Kiernan, Danny Wilson, Wallace, Holt, Halliday, Law, McKay, Waghorn, Walsh. Subs: Thompson, Templeton, Clark, Aird, Shiels, Kelly, Hardie.

    St Mirren: Ridgers, Naismith, Conlan, Baird, Kelly, McMullan, Howieson, Carswell, Agnew, Mallan, Thompson. Subs: Gallagher, Goodwin, Gow, Morgan, McLear, Cuddihy, Wilks.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

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    Brian in Ellon: "Why don't the teams who have qualified for Europe play each other in a round robin mini tournament before their respective matches?" Sounds like an idea to send the Scottish Professional Football League.

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    History is on Rangers' side. St Mirren have travelled to Ibrox 13 times since their last victory at Rangers' ground, which was a 1-0 win in January 1992.

  58. St Mirren manager Ian Murray on BBC Radio Scotland

    St Mirren boss Ian Murray

    "It is a much-anticipated start to any season. Ibrox Stadium with a full house, it's huge for both clubs.

    "We have a fairly young squad, which is where we want to be in bringing through young talent, but it's also a fantastic test for them.

    "Cammy has come in. He was at Burnley last season and we have brought him in for his energy out wide.

    "Calum's come in later in the week and it was always going to be too soon for him to start, but he could come off the bench.

    "We saw the other week that Hibs were the better team in the first half against Rangers, but any side who go on to score six at Easter Road has to be respected."

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    St Mirren manager Ian Murray has made one change from the team that defeated Berwick Rangers a fortnight ago.

    Lewis Morgan drops out of midfield and in comes summer signing Cameron Howieson, the New Zealand winger released by Burnley.

    Calum Gallagher, the 20-year-old striker who was released by Rangers earlier this week and immediately joined St Mirren, has to settle for a place on the bench against his former club.

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    Rangers make two changes from the side that defeated Peterhead. Dean Shields and David Templeton drop out despite the latter scoring last weekend.

    Jason Holt and Tom Walsh come into midfield for Mark Warburton's side.

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    Most tipsters have gone for Rangers to win the Championship. Can anyone stop Mark Warburton's side? Give us your thoughts on that or any other issues a burning a hole in your collective noggins.

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    St Mirren are themselves looking to recover from a disappointing season that led to them finishing bottom of the Premiership and dismissing player-boss Gary Teale. Under new manager Ian Murray, they have started their season with a 3-1 win over League Two outfit Berwick Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup but had a bye in the League Cup last weekend.

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    Rangers thrashed Hibernian, who beat them to second place last season, 6-2 in the Petrofac Training Cup then eased aside League One outfit Peterhead 3-0 at home in the League Cup.

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    Mark Warburton is making his home league debut as Rangers manager, but the Englishman has already made a winning start with the club who were so disappointed to miss out on a third straight promotion.

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    Good evening and welcome to our live coverage as the Scottish Championship season kicks off with a meeting between the side beaten in last term's play-off final and the club relegated from the Premiership.