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David Proctor produces a cross, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Nick Ross, Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Weir. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Grant Munro, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.
Shot by Steven Whittaker from just outside the area goes over the net.
John Fleck is caught offside. Ryan Esson takes the indirect free kick.
Stuart Duff crosses the ball.
Ross Tokely takes a shot. Lee McCulloch gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on David Proctor by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stuart Duff from right channel, David Weir manages to make a clearance.
Ross Tokely delivers the ball, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Nick Ross, David Weir makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Grant Munro, clearance made by Andy Webster.
Andy Webster fouled by Shane Sutherland, the ref awards a free kick. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick. Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Innes. Chris Innes takes the free kick.
David Proctor on for Adam Rooney.
Effort on goal by Nikica Jelavic from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Richie Foran, David Weir makes a clearance.
Centre by Shane Sutherland, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.
Maurice Edu replaces Jamie Ness. The referee blows for offside against Kyle Lafferty. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Graeme Shinnie challenges Steven Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Davis.
Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.
Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stuart Duff, Unfair challenge on Allan McGregor by Chris Innes results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
Nikica Jelavic produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Chris Innes challenges John Fleck unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
The ball is sent over by Grant Munro, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
Shane Sutherland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dani Sanchez.
Caution for Richie Foran.
Eric Odhiambo delivers the ball.
Kyle Lafferty concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Tokely. Stuart Duff takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by John Fleck from the left by-line, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Graeme Shinnie makes a clearance. Corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Clearance by Graeme Shinnie.
The ball is crossed by John Fleck, Nick Ross gets a block in.
Booking for Nikica Jelavic for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Chris Innes by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Foul by Steven Davis on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
Steven Whittaker challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Duff delivers the ball, Grant Munro takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis.
John Fleck joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vladimir Weiss. Nikica Jelavic is brought on as a substitute for James Beattie.
James Beattie produces a cross, Ross Tokely makes a clearance.
Centre by Dani Sanchez.
The ball is swung over by Graeme Shinnie, save by Allan McGregor.
Adam Rooney produces a cross, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Lee McCulloch from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Ross Tokely sends in a cross, Allan McGregor makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Eric Odhiambo, Steven Whittaker makes a clearance.
Stuart Duff fouled by Jamie Ness, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick Ross.
James Beattie fouled by Nick Ross, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Weir.
Steven Davis grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Inverness CT.The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Innes.
Dani Sanchez produces a cross, clearance by Richard Foster.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kyle Lafferty. Chris Innes takes the indirect free kick.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Grant Munro gets a block in.
Richie Foran is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
Vladimir Weiss fouled by Ross Tokely, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Webster.
The ball is crossed by Steven Davis, save made by Ryan Esson.
Lee McCulloch produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Steven Davis delivers the ball, clearance made by Ross Tokely.
Kyle Lafferty has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Ross Tokely, save made by Allan McGregor.
Eric Odhiambo is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Vladimir Weiss fouled by Eric Odhiambo, the ref awards a free kick. Vladimir Weiss delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Adam Rooney makes a clearance.
Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Foster. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Stuart Duff, clearance made by Richard Foster.
Kyle Lafferty has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Vladimir Weiss produces a cross.
Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. Andy Webster takes the direct free kick.
Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee McCulloch. Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
Steven Whittaker fouled by Dani Sanchez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Weir.
Kyle Lafferty has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson. Vladimir Weiss takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
The ball is delivered by Eric Odhiambo, Shot from deep inside the area by Adam Rooney clears the bar.
The referee gives a free kick against Kyle Lafferty for handball. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Chris Innes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from left channel, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Vladimir Weiss crosses the ball, clearance by Ross Tokely.
Adam Rooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Centre by Kyle Lafferty.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Rooney. Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Vladimir Weiss from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Nick Ross challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss, Chris Innes makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, Richie Foran takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
Jamie Ness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross. Grant Munro crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andy Webster makes a clearance.
Eric Odhiambo challenges Lee McCulloch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Rooney challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vladimir Weiss takes the free kick.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eric Odhiambo by Vladimir Weiss. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Dani Sanchez, David Weir makes a clearance.
Steven Whittaker sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Kyle Lafferty from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is crossed by James Beattie, Ryan Esson makes a save.
Richie Foran challenges Kyle Lafferty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee ends the match.
Defensive worries for Smith
Rangers boss Walter Smith has defensive worries ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness at Ibrox.
Stopper Madjid Bougherra is suspended while right-back Steven Whittaker is a doubt with a badly bruised toe as is left-back Sasa Papac, who has has a groin complaint.
Andy Webster and Richard Foster are set to come in to a side which could again be missing midfielder Steven Naismith who is struggling with a hamstring problem.
"We have a wee struggle defensively," Smith said. "We have doubts over Steven Whittaker and Sasa Papac for tomorrow's game and Madjid Bougherra is suspended.
"Steven could not put his boot on this morning without a lot of discomfort and Sasa Papac has a groin injury. It's not a bad one but obviously we have to show a bit of care to make sure it doesn't get any worse.
"We also have Steven Naismith doubtful.
"So we are a little bit short, especially defensively if the two boys are out.
"Andy Webster is available and Richard Foster is there and we have Lee McCulloch who can move to the back, so we have managed to cover it, but it leaves us short defensively."
Inverness have no fresh concerns ahead.
David Proctor was an unused substitute in last Saturday's 0-0 draw at Motherwell following a knee injury.
Jonny Hayes has returned to light training, but Gavin Morrison, Kenny Gillet and Kevin McCann remain out.
Manager Terry Butcher is excited ahead of his trip back to at Ibrox.
Caley Thistle will meet Butcher's former club for the third time this season in a fixture brought forward in an attempt to relieve Rangers' fixture congestion.
Butcher's side have claimed 1-1 draws in each of their previous fixtures with the defending champions this term and the former Rangers defender is optimistic after a 0-0 draw at Motherwell - another of his former clubs - last Saturday.
"We always look forward to going to Ibrox," he said.
"It's the third time we'll have played Rangers this year and we've had two good draws and two good performances.
"There's an extra spring in the lads' step and we've got a good record against them recently.
"The lads are confident going down there."
Davis goal decisive for Rangers
Steven Davis grabbed the only goal as Rangers scraped past Inverness at Ibrox to edge closer to Celtic at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
The win allowed the Scottish champions to move to within two points of their rivals at the summit, with two games in hand.
The other highlight of the night was the return of Nikica Jelavic after almost four months out through injury - just as fellow striker Kenny Miller edged closer to sealing his departure.
Miller was missing from the squad amid reports he was set for a move to Bursaspor after Birmingham confirmed he rejected a switch to the Midlands in favour of an "irresistible" offer from the Turks.
Rangers were boosted by the news that Steven Whittaker passed a late fitness test following concerns over a bruised toe but Sasa Papac missed out with a groin strain.
Madjid Bougherra was suspended, paving the way for Andy Webster to make only his second appearance of the season and the first in the SPL.
Inverness made two changes from their goalless draw with Motherwell, drafting Eric Odhiambo and Danni Sanchez into the side.
Rangers tried to apply early pressure and managed to carve out the first real chance when Kyle Lafferty met a Davis cross in front of goal but the opportunity was squandered when the striker flicked the ball over the crossbar.
At the other end, Inverness were threatening when Graeme Shinnie picked out Richie Foran at the back post from a corner and his header was touched onto the crossbar by Allan McGregor before the danger was eventually cleared.
Vladimir Weiss impressed with a double at the weekend and could have found the net again in this game when the clearance from his free-kick fell back to his feet only for the winger to see his lofted effort fall just over the crossbar.
Weiss had another crack at goal, this time with a shot from distance that whistled inches past the upright. He was then the victim of a challenge which earned Odhiambo the first booking of the game.
The breakthrough finally came on the stroke of half-time when Lafferty saw his shot blocked in the box amid claims for handball before the ball broke for Davis to rifle home from the edge of the box.
Inverness tried to haul themselves level again after the restart and Shinnie punted a dangerous ball into the box that was punched to safety by McGregor before Rooney could connect in front of goal.
Ibrox exploded in rapturous applause when Jelavic made his long-awaited comeback from injury with an hour gone as he was thrown into the action with John Fleck, with James Beattie and Weiss both withdrawn.
However, the cheers turned to jeers for referee Craig Thomson when Jelavic was booked for diving just five minutes later after going to ground in the box under pressure from Chris Innes.
Rangers continued to push forward in search of another goal and Shinnie was called into action to clear a Lafferty effort off the line.
Jelavic came close to marking his return with a goal when his stinging drive flashed across goal and narrowly past the post.
The Croatian forward was clearly still well short of sharpness and he passed up another decent chance, this time ballooning over after meeting a cross from the left from Fleck.
Inverness piled forward in numbers in the final minutes but Rangers were able to see out the remainder of the game and claim maximum points.
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