The Gers kicked off their 2015-16 Scottish Championship campaign with a comfortable 3-1 victory over St. Mirren at home.
Lee Wallace put the home team in front as early as the fourth minute when he fired a loose ball into the roof of the net and raced through unmarked to double his tally in the 26th minute.
Cameron Howieson exploited a gap in the defence to pull one back just two minutes later, but Steven Thompson passed up the chance of an equaliser with a missed penalty.
Dean Shiels scored the third and final goal for Rangers late on, as Mark Warburton’s side won the encounter 3-1.
Former Rangers attacker Lovenkrands was following the game on Friday evening, and he was delighted with the performance produced by the Glasgow outfit.