Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker explains why Rangers face 'big blow' after Falkirk draw

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker says Rangers have made 'a real mess' of this season.

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker has told Sky Sports that Rangers' 2-2 draw with Falkirk on Saturday could cost them promotion.

After Hearts landed the Scottish Championship title with some time to spare, Rangers were always destined for the play-offs - but the position in the table was a big issue.

In the Scottish Championship play-offs, third play fourth over two legs, and the winner of that faces the team in second place, before facing the team second bottom of the Premiership.

Finishing second is a clear advantage then, playing two fewer games - and after a fine run of form under new manager Stuart McCall, it seemed that Rangers would secure second place.

However, Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Falkirk leaves Rangers one point behind Hibernian, and with a trip to Hearts on the final day, Rangers will now struggle to finish second.

A third place finish would see Rangers face Queen of the South in the play-offs, and after a 3-0 defeat to them earlier this month, that prospect is somewhat concerning.

Sky Sports pundit and ex-Celtic striker Andy Walker says that the draw with Falkirk was a 'big blow' - but says Rangers still have one final chance of promotion this season.

"Well, it may be a big blow because it might mean a couple of extra games," said Walker. "They could play against Queen of the South, who, I think, might even be favourites for that type of game against Rangers because they've got a terrific record against them this season."

"Alternatively, it could be a good thing for Rangers, because if they play against Queen of the South and win two games, they're getting momentum going. Everyone at Rangers is desperate to get back into the top flight, they've made a real mess of it this season, but they've got one final chance - I think they have to grab it with both hands," he added.

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