Match ends, Rangers 1, Livingston 1.
Stuart McCall will be painfully aware of the scale of the task facing him to improve Rangers as his team drew with the league's bottom side, Livingston.
Rangers began McCall's reign brightly at Ibrox and led through Haris Vuckic's precise strike in nine minutes.
But Livingston grew in confidence and pulled level when Ibra Sekajja tapped home on the stroke of half time.
Kenny Miller's header drew a superb save from Livi keeper Darren Jamieson as the visitors held out for a point.
Rangers had been hoping the arrival of McCall would add a much-needed spark to their Scottish Championship promotion push.
And the new manager was welcomed into the dug-out by wild applause from an Ibrox crowd of 35,066.
McCall made three changes from the side who were held to a home draw by Queen of the South in midweek.
Youngster Tom Walsh was handed his first start and Miller and Sebastien Faure were added to the side.
The supporters were cheering again after just nine minutes when Rangers surged into an early lead.
Miller's short pass found Nicky Law and he burst forward before setting up Vuckic for a left-foot strike that nestled in the bottom corner.
It had been a bright start from the Light Blues but Livi were gradually allowed to impose themselves on the game.
Danny Mullen's 20-yard drive fell just over the crossbar as Livi tried to haul themselves back into the game.
Keaghan Jacobs then teed up Scott Pittman for a shot that deflected narrowly past the post.
Rangers could have doubled their lead when the ball broke for Walsh but he hooked just over, before Darren McGregor nodded wide from Law's corner.
Gers were left ruing those missed opportunities when Livi levelled on the stroke of half-time.
Sekajja reacted quickly to bundle home the rebound after Craig Sives's shot hit the post - then celebrated with a double backflip.
The visitors almost found the back of the net again shortly after the restart, when Mullen unleashed a powerful low drive that fell just wide.
Rangers did have the ball in the net after 63 minutes when Nicky Clark's header beat Jamieson but the offside flag was quickly raised.
Skipper Lee McCulloch then nodded over from Law's corner as the home side desperately tried to regain the advantage.
And Miller was denied only by a great one-handed save as his point-blank header was swatted away by Jamieson.
A defensive mix-up between goalkeeper Lee Robinson and substitute Marius Zaliukas almost let Jordan White in on goal late on as the match ended all-square.
- 16FaureSubstituted forZaliukasat 52'minutes
- 10VuckicSubstituted forTempletonat 72'minutes
- 18MillerSubstituted forBoydat 81'minutes
- 5FordyceBooked at 80mins
- 3TalbotBooked at 78mins
- 6JacobsBooked at 84mins
- 20MullenBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHippolyteat 67'minutes
- 25PittmanSubstituted forMcKennaat 90'minutes
- 22SekajjaSubstituted forWhiteat 80'minutes
- Andrew Dallas
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rangers 1, Livingston 1.
Substitution, Livingston. Michael McKenna replaces Scott Pittman.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.
Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by David Templeton (Rangers).
Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
Nicky Law (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).
Foul by Darren McGregor (Rangers).
Jordan White (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Rangers. Kris Boyd replaces Kenny Miller.
Substitution, Livingston. Jordan White replaces Ibra Sekajja.
Callum Fordyce (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).
Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jason Talbot (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Jason Talbot.