The Australian, on loan SV Darmstadt 98, came on as a 7th minute substitute and missed a sitter from a couple of yards out and had goal scrubbed out for offside in the first 45.

The former Brisbane Roar strike ace slammed home the winning penalty in the 75th minute after a long-range scorcher from John McGinn opened the scoring for the visitors late in the first half.

It was Maclaren's first goal for Hibs and it was clear from the way he grabbed the ball that no one else was going to take the penalty.

Boss Neil Lennon described the moment to Hibs TV: "Maclaren, cool, takes responsibility, smashes it in and writes his name down in the history books...

"I thought Jamie looked confident and I didn't want to interfere. I let them get on with it. I thought, I'm not going to look, and then I just saw it hit the net and thought, well this could be our day".

The decisive moment came just two minutes after Rangers equalised through a Sean Goss free-kick minute and Hibs their second win of the campaign at Ibrox.