A tough task for East Fife became even more difficult as they fell behind after little more than 20 seconds at Ibrox.
Dick Campbell watched Forfar’s slim hopes of claiming a promotion play-off place vanish but insisted there are “exciting things” to come from his team.
Dundee’s reward for beating Aberdeen at the weekend is a home tie against Celtic in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
Brechin City lost their second away game in as many weeks as they crashed 3-2 against Stenhousemuir at Ochilview on Saturday.
Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone and last year’s beaten finalists Dundee United have both been handed difficult fourth round ties after the draw was made this afternoon.
Dougie Anderson says East Fife will refuse to be relegated without a fight as the season reaches its conclusion.
Arbroath gave themselves a real fighting chance of avoiding automatic relegation with a deserved and comfortable Angus derby win over Forfar Athletic.
Rangers have endured their fair share of trials and tribulations in Angus in recent times.
East Fife assistant boss Dougie Anderson was able to take plenty of positives from East Fife’s Fife Cup clash with Dunfermline despite their 2-1 defeat.
Despite the disappointment of going down 1-0 to Dumbarton in their League Cup clash at Glebe Park, Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon was fulsome in his praise for his players after the game.