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We've still got work to do, says Stuart McCall

By Andy Newport

Rangers boss Stuart McCall accepts his side still have work to do if they are to see off Queen of the South.

The Ibrox men kept their promotion bid on track as they claimed a crucial 2-1 win in their Scottish Premiership play-off quarter-final first leg at Palmerston on Saturday night.

It was a nervy affair as Rangers' gung-ho approach often left their three-man defence exposed.

But Stevie Smith's stunning free-kick and a Dean Shiels header either side of Derek Lyle's equaliser for the Dumfries side means Gers hold a vital lead ahead of next Sunday's Glasgow return.

"It was a tough game and I expect next week to be just as tough," McCall said. "It's only half-time.

"I don't think it's clear that we are strong favourites - maybe slight favourites. Since we (McCall and assistant Kenny Black) have been in (March 12), we have scored just over two goals a game, and we are always confident with the creative players we have got in the team that we will score.

"But we are more than aware of their creativity as well, so there is no slapping ourselves on the back."

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