Michael O'Halloran sends warning to Celtic and other Scottish Premiership sides

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The Rangers winger says the club are ready to challenge for trophies in the top flight next season after securing promotion.

Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran has told reporters that the club are more than capable of going straight from the Scottish Championship to competing for trophies in the top flight, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

The Gers sealed their promotion back to the Scottish Premiership after four years away with a 1-0 victory over Dumbarton at Ibrox on Tuesday night on a memorable night at Ibrox.

Mark Warburton's side have been imperious throughout the season, losing just four of their 42 matches in all competitions and advancing to the Challenge Cup final and Scottish Cup semi-finals.

O'Halloran, who has scored three goals in nine appearance since joining the Glasgow side from St. Johnstone at the end of the winter transfer window, insists that the club have shown that they are ready to do much more than just stay afloat in the top flight.

The 25-year-old told reporters, as quoted by the Scottish Sun: "I think we’re more than capable of going up and challenging.

"We’ve got a good set of boys. We want to challenge for trophies. When we get to the Premier League that’s got to be the aim."

Rangers, who were 14 points clear of nearest challengers Falkirk heading into Tuesday night's clash at a sold-out Ibrox, have finally completed their journey back up the leagues after liquidation.

Now that they have secured promotion, attention can turn to the upcoming cup double-header, as they face Peterhead in the Challenge Cup final next weekend before the hugely-anticipated Hampden Park showdown with Ronny Deila's Celtic.

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