Rangers pair Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent prove their Ibrox worth as Michael Beale’s charges once again come from behind to sink 10-man Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Out-of-contract duo Morelos (2) and Kent scored the Ibrox side’s goals as the club came from 1-0 down to win the game 3-2, with spritely Kilmarnock winger Danny Armstrong seeing red for a second yellow card.

Rangers had to weather an intense early storm from Kilmarnock, with Derek McInnes’ side starting with real intent and going ahead after only six minutes through Chris Stokes.

The English defender rose highest from a corner with returning Rangers keeper Jon McLaughlin failing to cover himself in glory in Ayrshire.

Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent make the difference v Kilmarnock

Rangers would then find some kind of a rhythm with some decent spells of possession before Alfredo Morelos equalised midway through the first period.

The Colombian striker had been subjected to some vitriolic abuse from the Kilmarnock support throughout the game, namely about his weight, but El Bufalo silenced the Rugby Park hordes with a fine finish from a low Fashion Sakala cross.

Rangers then came out the second half with intent and Ryan Kent had the club ahead against Kilmarnock with a neat finish into the bottom corner following a raking ball over the top.

The winger had initially darted into the Kilmarnock box before a misplaced Alfredo Morelos cross rolled its way to Kent, who finished with aplomb.

Danny Armstrong, who was yellow carded in the first half, was then handed a second yellow for a nasty clash with Borna Barisic to hand a man advantage to Rangers in the second period.

The club would then capitalise on this when Alfredo Morelos rose to finish very neatly with his head into the bottom corner of the Kilmarnock goal and take his goal tally to seven for the season.

Kilmarnock would then pull one back through a fine Joe Wright volley, which was undoubtedly the goal of an entertaining game, with Rangers holding out to secure three points and Michael Beale’s seventh win in eight games as manager.

The Kilmarnock result also intensified discussion around new contracts for both Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos, who have increasingly impressed since the change of management.

Both players proved to be match winners for the Ibrox side this evening yet both could leave for nothing come the end of the season.

Meanwhile, a January exit for one Rangers star has been shot down by Michael Beale.

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