Stuart McCall 'delighted' with Rangers' 2-1 play-off win over Queen of the South

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Rangers boss Stuart McCall has praised his side's resilience against Queen of the South.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the club's official website that he was 'delighted' with his side's 2-1 play-off win over Queen of the South.

After finishing third in the Scottish Championship this season, Rangers had to face fourth placed Queen of the South in the first leg of their play-off clash, with the winner advancing to face second placed Hibernian.

Having lost a 2-0 lead away at league champions Hearts last weekend, some Rangers fans were apprehensive ahead of the game, especially having lost 3-0 to Queen of the South last month.

However, Rangers impressed, opening the scoring on the stroke of half time thanks to a free kick from Steven Smith, only for Derek Lyle to equaliser after the hour mark.

Rangers did grab the win though, with Dean Shiels heading the ball home to scrape a 2-1 victory, setting them up perfectly for the return leg at Ibrox next weekend.

Manager McCall has still lost only once as Rangers boss, and told the club's official website that he was most pleased with the team's desire and belief to get back in front having been drawn level by Queen of the South.

"I’m delighted with the result tonight," said McCall. "I was pleased that when we did get pegged back that we showed the desire and the belief to not roll over when they got a lift. They have won so many games here at their own patch and they had a little bit of a tidal wave building once they got that equaliser," he added.

Rangers will now be favourites to advance to face Hibernian, but will be on their guard at Ibrox next weekend as this tie is far from over.

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