Former Ibrox star Kris Boyd shares what he hopes Rangers do next season

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Rangers won promotion with a 1-0 victory over Dumbarton on Tuesday.

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has told BBC Sport that he hopes Rangers challenge in every competition next season, having won promotion on Tuesday night.

The Gers went into their home game with Dumbarton knowing that a win would hand them the Scottish Championship title, and that's just what they got.

It wasn't Rangers' best display of the season - far from it, in fact - but right back James Tavernier swooped with the second half winner to clinch a 1-0 victory and spark wild celebrations at Ibrox.

Now back in the top flight after a four-year absence, Rangers are back where they belong, and can look forward to regular battles with Old Firm rivals Celtic once again.

Manager Mark Warburton will be expected to make Rangers into title contenders for next season, but after so long behind Celtic, it may be a little too soon to expect a real challenge from the Gers next term.

However, former Rangers striker Kris Boyd - who hit 138 goals in 235 games for the club - has told BBC Sport that he hopes Rangers emulate what Hearts have done this season, in terms of winning promotion and immediately challenging at the top end of the tale.

Boyd also hopes Rangers compete in all competitions, including the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup, posing a big challenge for Warburton.

"Hopefully they will be challenging on all fronts next year," said Boyd. "You just hope they can kick on in the exact same way as Hearts have done and push on even further and challenge Celtic," he added.

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