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Foul by John Fleck on Ross Forbes, free kick awarded. Shaun Hutchinson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ross Forbes from the left by-line.
Foul by Madjid Bougherra on Francis Jeffers, free kick awarded. Ross Forbes produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Allan McGregor.
John Fleck takes a shot. Shaun Hutchinson gets a block in.
Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
John Fleck challenges Tom Hateley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
David Healy fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 6-0 Motherwell.
Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Sasa Papac challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Forbes takes the free kick.
Madjid Bougherra concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Craigan. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Nikica Jelavic finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 5-0 Motherwell.Assist by Sasa Papac.
The ball is delivered by John Fleck, Steve Jennings makes a clearance.
An own goal is scored by Shaun Hutchinson. Rangers 4-0 Motherwell.
Gavin Gunning is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gavin Gunning gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maurice Edu. The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss, Headed effort from inside the area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the target.
Francis Jeffers joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Sutton.
David Weir takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Vladimir Weiss decides to take the corner short.
David Healy takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Foul by Keith Lasley on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Davis.
David Healy produces a cross.
Ross Forbes concedes a free kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.
The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, Jamie Murphy gets a block in.
Maurice Edu replaces Kyle Bartley.
Outswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line.
Jamie Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Jones.
Centre by Steven Whittaker, Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Craigan.
The ball is swung over by Ross Forbes.
The ball is delivered by Tom Hateley, save by Allan McGregor.
Tom Hateley crosses the ball, clearance made by David Weir.
David Healy is brought on as a substitute for El-Hadji Diouf. John Sutton fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.
Ross Forbes is shown a yellow card. Foul by Ross Forbes on El-Hadji Diouf, free kick awarded. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, Allan McGregor makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss by Ross Forbes. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Weiss.
Madjid Bougherra is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Gunning on John Fleck. Vladimir Weiss restarts play with the free kick.
John Fleck takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.
Ross Forbes takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a fantastic save.
Sasa Papac produces a cross.
Ross Forbes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Page.
The ball is crossed by Madjid Bougherra, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Sasa Papac, blocked by Stephen Craigan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Jennings on Steven Whittaker. Madjid Bougherra restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Nikica Jelavic, John Fleck has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
Steve Jennings challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.
Centre by John Fleck, Nikica Jelavic produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
John Fleck comes on in place of Steven Naismith.
The ball is swung over by Vladimir Weiss.
Steve Jones crosses the ball, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Steve Jones, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.
Steve Jones takes a shot. Madjid Bougherra gets a block in.
Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Weir on Chris Humphrey. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from right channel, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.
The referee books Stephen Craigan for unsporting behaviour. Nikica Jelavic finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Rangers 3-0 Motherwell.Kyle Bartley fouled by Stephen Craigan, the ref awards a free kick. Assist by Vladimir Weiss.
Nikica Jelavic finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 2-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Steven Whittaker.
A cross is delivered by Gavin Gunning, John Sutton produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Chris Humphrey fouled by Nikica Jelavic, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tom Hateley.
Steven Whittaker concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, David Weir makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Gavin Gunning, blocked by Steven Naismith.
Centre by El-Hadji Diouf, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.
Vladimir Weiss fouled by Tom Hateley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
The ball is sent over by Chris Humphrey, blocked by Sasa Papac.
Centre by Chris Humphrey, blocked by Sasa Papac.
Vladimir Weiss takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Page.
Jonathan Page concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf, Stephen Craigan manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf, save made by Darren Randolph.
Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John Sutton.
Short corner worked by El-Hadji Diouf.
A cross is delivered by Kyle Bartley, clearance by Jonathan Page.
The ball is swung over by Gavin Gunning, Kyle Bartley gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Steven Whittaker. Gavin Gunning takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Tom Hateley gets a block in.
Jonathan Page challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss.
A cross is delivered by Tom Hateley, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bartley on Gavin Gunning. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Steven Naismith finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Motherwell.Vladimir Weiss provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Steve Jones, save by Allan McGregor.
Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line, Header by Kyle Bartley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Effort on goal by El-Hadji Diouf from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Steven Naismith concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sutton. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Hutchinson, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.
Lafferty set for Gers return
Rangers are boosted by the news that Kyle Lafferty is set to return for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Motherwell.
Lafferty missed the Scottish Cup tie against Celtic with tonsilitis, and was tested for glandular fever, but has recovered and is back in contention for the clash at Ibrox.
Lee McCulloch is out as he prepares to undergo knee surgery next week, while Kirk Broadfoot is still sidelined with a foot problem.
Walter Smith insists Rangers will happily attempt to handle another fixture pile-up if it means they continue to battle on four fronts for silverware.
The Ibrox side faced a crippling schedule en route to the UEFA Cup final in 2008, before eventually missing out on that trophy and the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title.
Echoing that period, Rangers could again face four games in eight days as they bid to defend their SPL crown, while battling for the other two domestic cups and facing Sporting Lisbon in the last 32 of the Europa League.
But Smith would rather have the problems which come with success rather than contemplate failure in what is set to be his final season at the Ibrox helm.
He said: "We've experienced it before. I wouldn't say we are worried, we are not worried until it happens.
"There are quite a few cup games that can cause us a problem if we win them.
"Hopefully we will maybe have the problem but we will just have to wait and see how it goes.
"If we don't have the cup games, then the problem is alleviated. It's a difficult one to try and work out.
"It only occurred back then (in 2008) because the run took us right through to the UEFA Cup final. That was the biggest problem we had in terms of trying to fit in other games.
"If it happens again, we will be pleased that it's happened but we will just have to wait and see.
"If we look back to that time, the weather conditions caused a lot of games to be postponed and there were one or two other happenings.
"It would look as though, if a Scottish team does go to the final, there are other problems. There will always be this fixture pile-up. It could happen to anybody.
"I'm not quite sure what happened to Celtic when they went to the UEFA Cup final.
"I think they had one or two games to put in as well so it would look as though the Scottish teams would have that situation if they ever get a successful run in Europe."
Motherwell have a number of injury doubts.
Keith Lasley (ribs), Stephen Craigan and Stevie Hammell (both hamstring) could all miss the game, while Steven Saunders is suspended and also has a hamstring injury.
Bob McHugh remains on the sidelines with a wrist injury but new signing Francis Jeffers will be included in the squad.
Rangers hit six to crush Well
Nikica Jelavic grabbed a hat-trick and David Healy netted a debut goal as Rangers ran riot with a 6-0 win over Motherwell in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Steven Naismith set the ball rolling with an early opener and Shaun Hutchison also chipped in with an own goal at Ibrox.
The emphatic win allowed Rangers to move within two points of leaders Celtic ahead of their game against Dundee United on Sunday.
Kyle Bartley, who joined on loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline day, made his debut for Rangers in the clash at Ibrox.
He was drafted into the midfield in the holding role usually occupied by the injured Lee McCulloch.
Motherwell were boosted by the news that injury doubts Keith Lasley and Stephen Craigan were both passed fit enough to start.
El-Hadji Diouf could have claimed his first Rangers goal when he pounced on a Vladimir Weiss ball and surged into the box, only for goalkeeper Darren Randolph to race off his line and do enough to prevent a clean shot at goal from the on-loan Blackburn man.
The Scottish champions did not have too much longer to wait for the opener and were ahead with just five minutes on the clock.
Jelavic's flick was collected by Weiss and he slipped a lovely pass into the path of Naismith from the left flank and a simple finish was all that was required as he stabbed home from six yards.
Weiss then went to ground in the box under pressure from Steve Jones, but there was no penalty award from referee Alan Muir despite the protests of the Rangers fans.
Motherwell had the chance to draw level when Tom Hateley's free-kick found Jones at the back post, but he smashed his effort into the side-netting before John Sutton nodded just over the crossbar.
The visitors were left rueing those missed opportunities when Jelavic grabbed two goals in as many minutes for Rangers.
Steven Whittaker was the architect for the first with a cross from the right that the Croatian striker met before bulleting past Randolph from 15 yards after 35 minutes.
Bartley then won a free-kick which was flighted into the box by Weiss, where Jelavic was waiting to lash home from close range.
Rangers' other goalscorer, Naismith, was withdrawn just before the interval and replaced by John Fleck.
Motherwell made their first change shortly after the restart when Jonathan Page was swapped for Ross Forbes.
Forbes immediately almost pulled a goal back with a powerful deflected shot from distance that was just tipped over by goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Rangers made another substitution with just over an hour gone as Diouf made way for fellow new recruit Healy, who made his first appearance for Rangers since his January switch from Sunderland.
There was also a debut for Motherwell when Francis Jeffers was thrown into the action for Sutton with just under 20 minutes to go, but his introduction did nothing to prevent a rampant Rangers from chalking up another three goals.
Steven Davis charged through the middle before spraying a pass out to Fleck wide on the left and he delivered into the box where Hutchison inadvertently poked into the back of his own net after 75 minutes.
Jelavic completed his hat-trick three minutes later. David Weir punted a long ball forward and Sasa Papac provided the header for the striker to fire home.
But it was Healy who had the final say when he marked his maiden bow for the Scottish champions with an angled drive into the bottom corner to complete the rout with eight minutes to go.
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