By FRANCO PANIZO
DaMarcus Beasley followed up his 45-minute weekend return from a thigh injury by starting, playing 70 minutes and scoring a goal in Rangers' 2-1 reserve team victory over Kilmarnock on Tuesday.
According to a game report, Beasley looked sharp throughout the match, and opened the scoring with a finish from the right flank. Beasley could have added a second just before halftime, but his lob went just over the crossbar.
The U.S. international is looking to pick up where he left off in December, when he went on a tear by scoring two goals and setting up four others before being sidelined with the thigh strain.
Beasley will look for a second consecutive competitive start when Rangers plays St Mirren in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Wednesday.
Here are more stories from Tuesday:
FELLAINI OUT SIX MONTHS
Everton was a dealt a blow on Tuesday with the news that midfielder Marouane Fellaini is expected to miss approximately six months with an ankle injury. The injury was picked up on Feb. 6, when Liverpool defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos lunged in with a two-footed tackle on Fellaini during the Merseyside Derby. Kyrgiakos was given a red card for the challenge in Liverpool's 1-0 victory that day.
ARSHAVIN ASKS FABREGAS TO STAY
Arsenal midfielder Francesc Fabregas has been heavily linked with a return to former club Barcelona this summer, but one of Fabregas' current teammates is pleading for him to not let that happen.
Andrei Arshavin has asked Fabregas to remain with Arsenal, stating he wants to continue to play alongside the Spanish international. Arshavin also revealed that the two playmakers discussed Fabregas' future last summer, with Arshavin also telling Fabregas to stick with Arsenal for a couple more seasons.
Fabregas is enjoying one of his best seasons in the Premier League, scoring 11 goals and assisting on eleven others.
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