James Beattie helped Rangers begin their defence of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title with a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock but failed to mark his debut with a goal.
Kenny Miller and Steven Naismith were both on the scoresheet for the Scottish champions before Jamie Hamill pulled a goal back from the penalty spot as the season-opener at Ibrox ended 2-1.
Walter Smith's men were under pressure to open with a victory after rivals Celtic secured three points earlier in the day at Inverness.
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