Monday, January 10, 2011
Maurice Edu returned to action for the first time in two months as Rangers drilled Kilmarnock in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Monday evening at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.

Edu started the match on the bench and was brought on in the 66th minute replacing Jamie Ness.

The American midfielder had not played since sustaining a knee injury during Rangers' 0-3 defeat versus Hibernian back on November 10th.

Ironically the match versus Killie was only the third game played by the Light Blues in the last month due to adverse weather and frozen conditions all over Scotland.

Rangers started their scoring in the 20th minute when Lee McCulloch deposited a right-footed shot into the bottom left corner of the goal after gathering in a ball from Kyle Lafferty.

The towering striker from Northern Ireland added a goal of his own 16 minutes later when he received a pass from Sasa Papac and fired in a shot from 12 yards out.

Three minutes after Edu came on, the Glasgow club tallied their third and final goal after Vladimir Weiss had been taken down in the area by Killie's Jamie Hamill.

Steven Whittacker stepped to the spot and cooly converted the penalty.

Rangers will learn of their fifth round cup foe when the draw is held on Tuesday.

Next up for Edu and company is a return to Scottish Premier League action on Saturday at Hamilton.

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