Rangers are crowned champions of the Scottish Third Division but could still miss out on promotion.
After a difficult 12 months for Rangers FC there has been some positive news after they were declared winners of the Scottish Third Division.
After a goalless draw at Montrose Ally McCoist’s side became champions when second-placed Queen’s Park lost to Elgin City.
“We’ve been the best side in the league,” the Rangers manager said on the club’s website.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult situation for people in many ways. Some people won’t give them any congratulations.”
The victory comes after the Glasgow side were demoted to the bottom tier of Scottish football due to their financial crisis.
Rangers were Scottish Premier League champions last year but find themselves three divisions below after going into administration following unpaid tax.
However, with the FA in Scotland proposing a new league construction Gers may still not gain promotion from the bottom tier.
The new system would consist of three divisions, rather than the current four, with 12 teams in the Premier League and second tier and 18 in the third.
Although theoretically nothing would change for Rangers, as they would still need two more promotions to return to the top division, McCoist thinks the club needs to go up this year.
“It would be extremely disappointing if promotion was taken away from us,” McCoist told the Rangers website.
“Our players and our supporters deserve promotion.”
The Glasgow team dominated the Scottish Third Division this season, currently 22 points clear of second place and winning the title with five games to spare.