Second-half goals from substitutes Peter Lovenkrands and Ross McCormack gave Rangers victory over Irish Premier side Linfield in Belfast.
Linfield's Andrew Hunter challenges Federico Nieto of Rangers
New signings Federico Nieto and Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan made their debuts for the Scottish champions.
Lovenkrands headed Rangers into the lead on 52 minutes from close-range after Thomas Buffel's left-flank cross.
Rickson had a shot come off the Linfield bar before McCormack slid the ball past Alan Mannus for number two.
In the first half, Tim Mouncey had a great chance to give David Jeffrey's side the lead but he struck the ball wide.
Linfield: Mannus, Ervin, McShane, McAreavey, Hunter, Kingsberry, Thompson, Mouncey, Larmour, Gault, Bailie.
Subs: Murphy, Picking, Kearney, Mulgrew, O¿Kane, Douglas, McKnight.
Rangers: Waterrus, Rickson, Murray, Buffel, Fanfan, Ferguson, Burke, Rae, Neito, Malcolm, Fetai.
Subs: Novo, McLean, Khizanishvilli, McGregor, McCormack, Lovenkrands, Smith.