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  1. 14 more chances of a cup shock

    That's all for now. We'll be back tomorrow with a marathon of 14 more Scottish Cup fourth-round ties.

    Pick of the bunch are probably the evening ties, with Partick Thistle hosting holders Celtic in a Glasgow derby followed by Dundee at home to Motherwell.

    Will there be any cup shocks?

  2. 'I was quite bored'

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    We'll have more from Steven Gerrard later on the website, but for now, here's an interesting taster.

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  3. Currie most to your taste

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Former Rangers youth goalkeeper Max Currie tops the charts and is your choice of man of the match in our player rater.

    The top eight scores are Stranraer players, with the best-scoring Rangers man being debutant Nathan Patterson.

    Currie had a series of saves to keep the score down, while 18-year-old Patterson impressed in place of injured captain James Tavernier at right-back.

    Man of match
  4. Stay with us

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Scottish Cup Sportscene is coming up live on the BBC Scotland channel at 22:30 GMT and you can watch it right here.

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  5. Easy victory for Rangers

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    You can now read Martin Watt's match report of tonight's game.

    Much-changed Rangers ease past Stranraer

    Scott Arfield

    Rangers begin their Scottish Cup campaign with a routine victory over Stranraer at Ibrox to ease into the fifth round.

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  6. Where's Stevie?

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    We're still waiting to hear from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard...

  7. 'It was a penalty but not a corner'

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Stranraer manager Stevie Farrell admits that his side did give away a legitimate penalty but contests whether the corner leading to Rangers' first goal was fair.

    "I've no complaints about the penalty," he tells Premier Sports. "I'm not sure it's a corner kick. The boys were adamant that it wasn't a corner kick in the first half and that's a crucial time. I think it was 44 and a half minutes on the clock.

    "I'm a wee bit disappointed because, if it's not a corner then fine, but we've got to defend it. Particularly in the second phase. And, if you go in at nothing each, you never know. But I think it probably was a penalty, according to the lads in the second half."

  8. Farrell delighted with defending

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Stranraer manager Stevie Farrell believes his side worked tremendously hard to play to their tactics and was proud of his team's performance.

    "I thought we restricted Rangers," he tells Premier Sports. "We worked all week on trying to get them to play in the wider areas and force them to cross from the wider areas and then just try and smother that central area where they're good at making those five-yard runs and runs down the side of central defenders.

    "When you consider how we've lost the goals - from a second phase from a corner kick just a minute before half-time and a penalty - I've got to be delighted in terms of how we defended without the ball. We maybe didn't get on the ball as much as could have, but in the reality in terms of coming to Rangers is that there are better teams than us that have come here and suffered heavier defeats than 2-0."

    Stranraer manager Stevie Farrell
  9. Jones disappoints

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: It is hard to judge fringe players in games like this, but I think he would have expected Jordan Jones to be at Stranraer in this game, but he was disappointing
  10. Player Rater

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Who was your man of the match? Have your say with our Player Rater HERE

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  11. 'Rangers have a healthy squad' - Davis

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Rangers midfielder Steven Davis believes tonight's inclusion of a number of back-up and youth players is proof of how strong the Ibrox side are this season.

    "I think we are in a good place," he tells Premier Sports. "We have a healthy squad and good competition for places.

    "There are people that will be wanting that shirt, so that's the kind of healthy competition we're looking forward to having in the second half of the season. Hopefully we'll have a lot to play for."

  12. Does Gerrard need another striker?

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Could it be a Shankland, who is banging them in for Dundee United, or a Nisbet, who is doing so well for Dunfermline? Or maybe someone looking for game time from England? Gerrard has plenty of wingers, plenty of midfielders, plenty of defenders, a good back-up goalkeeper, but I just think a striker is the one position he might squeeze the board on
  13. 'We were lacklustre in the final third' - Arfield

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield admits his side were a little too blunt in attack tonight but believes that may be down to their opponents defending well.

    Speaking to Premier Sports, he says: "Overall, I thought we were a bit lacklustre in the final third and we need to pay Stranraer an enormous mount of credit.

    "They've come to Ibrox and played a good game. They stuck to it, they put the bodies on the line and thankfully we managed to break them down twice. When we reflect on that, it could have been a whole lot more."

    Scott Arfield celebrates
  14. Who gets top marks?

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Will it be Rangers scorer Scott Arfield or fellow hitman Jermain Defoe? Or maybe Stranraer goalkeeper Max Currie?

    You still have time to vote for your man of the match at Ibrox.

    Who was your Scottish Cup hero?

    Scottish Cup player rater

    Who was your top performer as Rangers defeated Stranraer in the Scottish Cup?

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  15. 'It was never going to be an upset'

    FT: Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: It was never going to be an upset, with respect to Stranraer. It was just about how many would Rangers score and that's the way it was. But, again, they probably could have injected some tempo into their game. Maybe a little bit cleaner with some of their play around the penalty area. It was a difficult game because of all the Stranraer players behind the ball. Rangers were professional and Stranraer came with a game plan to execute and they worked tirelessly all night
  16. FULL-TIME Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Rangers are the first side through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup and it was all pretty routine in the end with no hint of a shock win from their part-time visitors.

    But home manager Steven Gerrard will likely have expected his side to have recorded a more convincing win over a side sitting bottom of Scotland's third tier.

    Rangers were probably fortunate to take the lead just before the break, when Scott Arfield prodded home following a disputed corner.

    They needed a penalty to end Stranraer's hopes when Jermain Defoe was tripped then scored it himself.

    The visitors will take confidence from their stuffy performance, while Rangers will just be happy to progress.

    Rangers celebrate
    Image caption: Goals from Jermain Defoe and Scott Arfield take Rangers through
  17. Who is your Scottish Cup hero? Vote now

    Scottish Cup player rater

    Who is your top performer as Rangers take on Stranraer in the Scottish Cup? Vote now in our Player Rater.

    Who was your Scottish Cup hero?

    Scottish Cup player rater

    Who was your top performer as Rangers defeated Stranraer in the Scottish Cup?

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  18. Post update

    Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Brandon Barker breaks through for Rangers. The winger has a sight of goal but elects to try to find fellow substitute winger Kai Kennedy but has his pass intercepted.

  19. Gerrard just happy with win?

    Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Steven Gerrard won't care if it is 1-0 or 10-0. It is all about getting through to the next round
  20. Double change for Stranraer

    Rangers 2-0 Stranraer

    Rob Jones has replaced Ryan Thomson for Stranraer, while Lewis McIntyre is on for Cameron Elliott.

    Too late to change the course of the game though.