Rangers recover to keep the pressure on Hearts
GLASGOW, April 29 (Reuters) - Rangers fought back from a goal down at Kilmarnock to win 3-1 in their league encounter on Saturday and keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Colin Nish gave Kilmarnock a first half lead with a fierce shot into the bottom corner in 28 minutes. But Trinidad and Tobago sub Marvin Andrews headed the leveller in 50 minutes before ex-Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd made it 2-1 in 64 minutes with a shot deflected off Gordon Greer.
Andrews grabbed his second of the game with another header and took Rangers to 67 points from 36 games. Champions Celtic play second placed Hearts on Sunday.
Celtic top the SPL standings with 87 points from 35 matches while Hearts have 68, also from 35. Livingston were relegated when they lost 1-0 at home to Inverness Caley Thistle and have just 18 points from 36 games.
Manager Alex McLeish, speaking on BBC Radio Scotland about bringing on Andrews, said: "I had to make a change, there were a couple of things that I felt weren't quite right.
"Colin Nish was having a presence and so I made the change and the change worked."
McLeish added: "I now feel we have put a bit of pressure on Hearts and they have to go and win at Tynecastle tomorrow."