Mark Warburton discusses Rangers' minimum expectation for first season back in Scottish Premiership

The Gers are closing in on the Scottish Championship title.

Mark Warburton has claimed that Rangers will never be happy with finishing third or fourth ahead of what is likely to be their first season back in the Scottish Premiership, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Light Blues go into their game with Dumbarton on Tuesday knowing that a victory will wrap up the Scottish Championship title, and end their long wait to get back to the top flight.

And with promotion virtually assured, Warburton has discussed how the side will cope with the step up and hinted where the Gers will be looking to finish in their first campaign back at the top table.

"How well we close that gap will be about how competitive we are but Rangers will never go into that league satisfied with being third or fourth," he told The Scottish Sun.

While their last three results have not been as convincing as their performances have been for most of the season, the ease with which they are going to go up would suggest that they have a very good chance of doing well next term.

Hearts ran away with the second tier title last year, and have built upon that by appearing set to finish third behind Celtic and Aberdeen, and qualifying for Europe.

And with Rangers closing in on winning the title in almost as emphatic a manner as Robbie Neilson's side did, they will be confident that they have the ability to quickly re-establish themselves at the right end of the table.

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