Sone Aluko claimed a second-half hat-trick as Rangers cruised to a 4-0 win at St Johnstone in the final Clydesdale Bank Premier League game of the season.

And, on the day the football came to an end for now, the Glasgow giants will be hoping for a positive new beginning off the field after administrators accepted an offer from Charles Green's consortium for the purchase of the club.

Lee McCulloch set the ball rolling at McDiarmid Park before Aluko netted three time in 17 minutes, with the hosts failing to find the win that would allow them to claim a Europa League spot.

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