Photo: Emotional Mark Warburton salutes Rangers fans

Rangers FC - Ibrox

Mark Warburton looks emotional as he acknowledges Rangers' support after winning promotion from the Scottish Championship into the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers beat Dumbarton 1-0 at Ibrox on Tuesday night to seal their long-awaited return to the Scottish Premiership.

Mark Warburton's side, who also won the Scottish Championship in the process, are heading back to the top flight after James Tavernier's strike was enough to clinch the win.

It will be the Glasgow giants' first season back in the big time since 2012 and there was understandably a carnival atmosphere at the club's famous stadium last night.

Warburton, who joined the club last summer, looked wet under the eyes at full time as he acknowledged Rangers' fans loyal support in the form of a thumbs up.

 

It has been a hard, insecure last few years for Gers' fans, but optimism in the blue half of Glasgow has been restored finally.

 

Their season is far from over, though. Warburton and his troops prepare for an Old Firm clash with Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on April 17.

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