Rangers returned to winning ways at Ibrox with a victory over Queen of the South – giving them a clean sweep of wins over the Dumfries side this season.
Harry Forrester opened the scoring on 13 minutes when he raced onto a Halliday back heel before coolly drilling the ball behind Thomson in the visitor’s goal.
It was the Doonhamers who were next to score however 10 minutes later when Iain Russell converted from the penalty spot after being fouled by Rangers captain Lee Wallace.
That was the way it stayed until half time but a blistering start to the second half put Mark Warburton’s side in the driving seat.
First it was Michael O’Halloran who hammered home from a deep cross one minute into the second period and then Andy Halliday volleyed a Kenny Miller cross into the net five minutes later after some delicious build up play.
James Tavernier then made it 4-1 on 56 minutes when Miller again proved the provider when he headed back across goal for the full back to slam the ball into the net.
Only one minute later however Queens got a goal back when Gary Oliver hammered an Iain Russell cut back beyond Foderingham and in the dying minutes Mark Millar reduced the deficit to one goal with a 20 yard strike.
The victory leaves Rangers within two wins of securing the Championship Title – Mark Warburton’s main objective – and the earliest that could be delivered is on Tuesday April 5th when they host Dumbarton.