Rangers draw 1-1 with Queen of the South in Scottish Championship play-offs

Rangers FC

Rangers' draw with Queen of the South takes them through to face Hibernian in the next round of the play-offs.

Rangers made it through the first round of the Scottish Championship play-offs with a 1-1 draw against Queen of the South, going through 3-2 on aggregate.

Stuart McCall's men left Dumfries with a 2-1 win last weekend thanks to a winner from Dean Shiels, but still had to make it through the second leg in order to face Hibernian in the next round - and Rangers certainly made hard work of it at Ibrox this afternoon.

The nerves at Ibrox weren't helped in the first half, as Rangers were frustrated before Derek Lyle handed Queen of the South a shock lead after 35 minutes.

With the game poised at 2-2 on aggregate, Rangers needed to find a goal to reach the semi-finals - and got one from an unlikely source.

Left back Lee Wallace popped up to score the equaliser, turning the ball home from close range to take Rangers into the next round.

A two-legged affair against Hibs is now on the horizon for Rangers, who made hard work of Queen of the South, which won't fill many fans with confidence ahead of the semi-finals.

For now though, McCall has got past the first play-off hurdle, which will go a long way to helping him secure the job beyond the end of the season.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch