Rangers fear goalkeeper Cammy Bell could be out of action for three months after dislocating his shoulder at the weekend.
Bell, who missed last night’s 8-1 thrashing of Clyde in the second round of the Petrofac Training Cup, hurt himself making a save in last Friday’s win over Falkirk.
After playing the full 90 minutes, Bell’s shoulder is believed to have popped out during training the following day. He could be back in just three weeks should the injury only require an injection but, if surgery is required, Bell could be absent until November.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist, meanwhile, felt sharp passing and excellent finishing had raised his team’s performance levels as they kick-started their season with the hammering of Barry Ferguson’s Bully Wee.
Kris Boyd hit a hat-trick while Lewis Macleod and Lee McCulloch both scored doubles. McCoist said: “We were miles better. Our passing was a lot sharper and the quality of finishing was excellent.
“I just hope this is now a start for us and we can continue playing with a lot more speed. “