The prelude to the match carried the intrigue.
Rangers marched on to the Scottish League Two title with their 16th victory on the bounce against Airdrieonians at Ibrox.
Rangers nudged their perfect league record along another notch on Wednesday night but an 11th successive win came at a cost.
Rangers had to count the wounded back into the dressing room as they reflected on an 11th consecutive league victory.
Rangers have postponed next week's League One fixture against Forfar after four of their players were called up for international duty.