made his debut for Rangers in a 3-0 win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday to open the 2007-08 Scottish Premier League season.
Following Rangers' lackluster performance against Montenegrin club FK Zeta in Champions League qualifying on Wednesday -- a 2-0 win at Ibrox -- Charlie
was dropped, and Beasley replaced him on the left wing.
Beasley had a chance to put Rangers ahead early in the game when he broke free of the Inverness defense, but he
couldn't beat goalie Michael Fraser
from a tight angle. Barry Ferguson
put Rangers ahead minutes later, and
substitute Nacho Novo
and Ferguson scored to seal the victory.
Rangers got more good news on Sunday: defending champion Celtic could only tie
Kilmarnock, 0-0, at home. GAME SUMMARY: Aug. 4 in Inverness Inverness 0 Rangers 3.
Goals: Ferguson 16, 90, Novo 64. Inverness --
Fraser, Tokely, McCaffrey, Munro, Hastings, McBain
(Hart 70), Wilson, Black, McAllister (Cowie, 62), Wyness, Rankin (McDonald, 77). Rangers --
McGregor, Hutton, Cuellar, Weir, Papac, Thomson, Ferguson,
Hemdani, McCulloch, Boyd (Novo 49), Beasley. Referee:
Kenny Clarke. Att.: