Scott Arfield (left) celebrates after latching on to Alfredo Morelos’
and not short of invention, emerged for the resumption with purpose and gave the home side a few defensive chores to deal with.
Despite a drive from Middleton which Liam Kelly had to palm away at the other end, there were still a few growing grumblings and mutterings in the home stands as Livingston’s pesky defiance and positive probings continued. Lafferty was eventually substituted by Morelos on the hour as Gerrard started to shuffle his pack but, despite a few thrusts into Livingston territory, Rangers were toiling to impose themselves on a visiting side who were growing in stature. They were still very much in it and could have been level on 78 minutes when a bouncing effort from