Rangers 3 - 0 Stranraer: Match report and goal videos

Match Analysis
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Rangers finished their League Cup group section by battering Stranraer 3-0 at Ibrox to be seeded for the last 16 of the competition.

Again, Mark Warburton used his squad, making seven changes from Friday's win over East Stirling at Ochilview.

Martyn Waghorn helped himself to a first half double, before Niko Kranjcar added the third in the second period. As always, you can view all the goals on the front page of our site.

It didn't take long for the on-form Waghorn to get off the mark. Joey Barton's delightful pass sent Barrie McKay one-on-one with Ross Barbour and the former Killie right-back brought down the winger, leaving the referee with no choice other than to point to the spot. Waghorn stepped up and the power on his strike beat Cammy Belford.

Not long after Barrie McKay forced a good save from Belford - the keeper getting down low to his left to push the effort past the post - before he pulled off a terrific double save from the resulting corner. First, he denied Tavernier and quickly he got up and denied Danny Wilson from a few yards out.

Ironically Wes Foderingham never had a save to make during the match, but the second goal came from a rare Stranraer foray into Rangers' half. Their free-kick from the wide area was caught by Foderingham, who then fired a ball upfield towards Barrie McKay. McKay lost out in the air but a slack back pass allowed Waghorn in on goal and his deflected effort found its way beyond Belford.

Waghorn would then go in search of a hat-trick but he had efforts both sides of the interval that missed the target. One from Barrie McKay's corner that he smashed over the bar and one from a few yards out that he couldn't get a good connection with.

One thing that stood out was how well Joey Barton drove Rangers on from midfield. He held is position very well and his passing was positive, which allowed Rangers to play the game entirely on the front foot.

However, Rangers would add a third before Barton was replaced just after the hour. The wonderful Croatian Niko Kranjcar would score his first Rangers goal with a sweetly-stuck volley beyond Belford.

The three subs would come on just after the hour – Dodoo, Miller and Jordan Rossiter replaced McKay, Barton and Halliday. Miller would go close three times to finding the net: one was blocked on the line, he failed to convert from two yards out and Belford make a good stop after the former Scotland striker was put through by Kranjcar.

Another pleasing display and the victory means Rangers will go into the last 16 draw on Sunday afternoon as one of the eight seeded teams.

RANGERS: Foderingham, Tavernier, Kiernan, Wilson, Wallace; Barton (Rossiter 62), Halliday (Dodoo 62), Kranjcar; McKay (Miller 62), Waghorn, Forrester

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