The moment James Tavernier and Kenny Miller knew Rangers were heading home

Rangers FC - Ibrox

Rangers will return to the Scottish Premiership next season after winning promotion from the Scottish Championship.

James Tavernier's 50th-minute strike was enough as Rangers beat Dumbarton 1-0 at Ibrox on Tuesday night to seal promotion back into the Scottish Premiership.

The right-back struck his 13th of the season to down the visitors and confirm his club's return to the top flight after four years scrapping in the lower leagues.

Mark Warburton's boys went into the clash knowing a victory would ensure that they were back among Scotland's elite - including bitter rivals Celtic - by the 2016-17 season.

As Tavernier went to celebrate, both he and veteran striker Kenny Miller beamed with the delight as Rangers - who had won their three previous games with Dumbarton this season, by an aggregate score of 12-1 - took a big step back toward the big time.

 

There is still the small matter of a Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic in 11 day's time, however, so Warburton will enjoy this, but he will stress that the season is far from over.

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