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Rangers edge closer to Scottish Premier League return


Rangers have edged closer to the Scottish Premier League following a 2-1 victory on aggregate against Hibernian in the Scottish Championship play-off semi final.

Having already led 2-0 from the first leg, Rangers were in control of the tie despite finishing one point below their opponents in the final league table.

Jason Cummings struck the games only goal deep into second half stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough, as Rangers progress to the final against Motherwell.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall, who made just under 200 appearances for the club as a player in the 1990’s, was delighted with the result despite his side spending large spells of the game under pressure.

McCall arrived at Ibrox following Ally McCoist’s mid-season resignation and caretaker manager Kenny McDowall’s resignation following a poor run of form, and has guided the club to the Championship play-off final.

Following the club’s liquidation in 2012 and their subsequent drop to Division 4, the club has won promotion every season so far as they look to return back to the top flight.

They will now face Hibernian over a two legged tie for a place in the Scottish Premier League.

About Dale Ventham

My name is Dale Ventham, and I am the CEO and owner at The Sports Lowdown. I enjoy writing about all levels of football, particularly in England but occasionally Europe too, and as an Oxford United fan, I also enjoy writing about the lower leagues. I am also a fan of speedway, and cover major tournaments.

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