Roofe helps guide Rangers into Cup semis
Recently unveiled Jamaica Reggae Boyz striker Kemar Roofe pounced shortly after the break to help League champions Rangers overpower Livingston to advance to the Scottish League Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday at Ibrox Stadium.
Half-time substitute Ianis Hagi made an instant impression, setting up striker Roofe's close-range opener on 48 minutes - his fifth goal of the season.
Roofe, 28, was then twice denied by overworked Polish goalkeeper Max Stryjek, who ended Livingstone's hopes by blotting his copybook with a pass straight to Alfredo Morelos, the Colombian netting on 63 minutes.
While Rangers' 10-year silverware drought ended with the League title last season, they have not lifted either domestic cup since 2011.
Rangers' assistant manager Gary McAllister said: "First half, we huffed and puffed and did create a few chances, but were a wee bit wasteful in the final third.
"We lacked a bit of quality and I thought Ianis brought it. Credit to him, he has had a tough time recently with COVID, 10 days' quarantine, he was only back two or three days ago. He looked sharp and brought that we bit of quality we needed."