Cammy Bell: Rangers won’t celebrate until we are promoted

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Cammy Bell has explained that there were no celebrations after their play-off first-leg victory because promotion is all the team want.

Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell has told the club’s TV channel that the players will not be celebrating until they have been promoted.

Bell and his teammates took the first successful step on their journey back to the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win against Queen of the South in the first-leg of their play-off encounter, and can secure a safe passage into the semi-finals against Hibernian if they avoid defeat in the return date on Sunday.

A disappointing league campaign has seen the Light Blues finish someway behind champions Hearts and just miss out on second despite having it in their hands in the latter stages of the season, but Bell is insistent that the celebrations will only start when Rangers are a top-flight team again.

He said: "There were no celebrations [after the game]. There will be no celebrations until we actually go up.

"It was just that the job was done, we got the win that we were looking for and our focus moved straight on to Sunday.”

An early season shoulder injury sustained in August left Bell a spectator until the end of March, but since the 28-year-old’s return to the team, their fortunes have turned for the better.

There have been some disappointing draws along the way, but the Gers haven’t lost in the 10 games Bell has played since coming back into the side and draws would be enough to see the Light Blues through, provided they could finish the job on penalties.

Bell is now fully concentrated on Sunday’s task, and the ‘keeper is confident that Rangers can build on their good start and take that positive form into the rest of the play-off campaign.

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