Daniel Cousin fired Rangers four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League with a 2-1 victory over relegation favourites Gretna.
Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson set the ball rolling when he opened the scoring just before the break but Gretna were back in the game just 40 seconds into the second half thanks to Kenny Deuchar.
Rangers then failed with three penalty claims before Cousin - who on Wednesday pledged to remain at Ibrox despite being linked with several Premier League clubs - wrapped up all three points.
This was the first match to take place at Fir Park since Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell collapsed and died of heart failure against Dundee United on December 29.
It was also Rangers' first outing since facing United 10 days ago, after matches against St Mirren and East Stirling both fell victim to the weather.