Sky Bet League Two club Bury have been hammered 6-0 by Rangers in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox this evening.
The fixture saw the two clubs meet for the very first time in their respective histories while the game was also new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s maiden home fixture in charge of The Gers.
Three of Gerrard’s summer signings were on target for Rangers as Bury struggled to handle their higher class opponents in front of over 40,000 fans at a sun-drenched Ibrox Stadium.
It look Rangers just seven minutes to open the scoring when Jamie Murphy found a hole in the Bury defence to sweep the ball home from close range.
To their credit, Bury grew into the game and held firm until their back line was breached again just after the half hour mark when Nikola Katic’s long range effort flew into the net. The Shakers were to go into the break 3-0 down after goalkeeper Matt Hudson could only parry Murphy’s effort and Scott Arfield tapped in the rebound.
It was Arfield who was again on target for The Gers in the second half when he slotted in at the back post to make it four before Alfredo Morelos thundered in a header to make it 5-0.
Rangers had started their pre-season preparations well before opponents Bury and they were to finish the match 6-0 winners with youngster Zak Rudden on the scoresheet with a close range effort.
Bury are back in action on Tuesday evening when Huddersfield Town are the visitors to The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane.