Ross County 1-2 Rangers: Jason Cummings opens account from the bench
Last Updated: 28/01/18 4:56pm
Jason Cummings came off the bench to score his first Rangers goal and seal his new club's 2-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall.
Graeme Murty's men were ahead midway through the first period thanks to Daniel Candeias' strike, but despite dominating the possession stats for large spells, the visitors found chances hard to come by.
That was until former Hibernian striker Cummings - now on loan at Ibrox from Nottingham Forest - made his mark five minutes after replacing Alfredo Morelos as he fired the winner to move Rangers back up to second place.
County did pull one back through David Ngog's late penalty but the former Liverpool striker's goal was not enough to prevent them slipping six points adrift at the bottom.
The blame for Rangers' 21st-minute opener lay firmly with County's keeper Aaron McCarey. Candeias collected a pass from Josh Windass and was allowed to drive forward, and his shot was well hit but McCarey had to do better than let it slip through his grasp.
New Rangers signings Greg Docherty and Cummings were introduced in the second half and they both helped give the Glaswegian side a fresh lease of life.
Cummings grabbed the crucial second with eight minutes left as he picked up Ross Draper's loose ball, drove forward and beat McCarey from the edge of the area - sparking a small pitch invasion.
But there were still a few stoppage-time nerves for the visitors after Russell Martin conceded a penalty for a harsh handball call, with Ngog tucking home from the penalty spot.