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Mark Warburton issues Rangers new points tally target

Rangers were crowned first division champions after beating Dumbarton 1-0.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants his side to achieve 91 points in order to build up momentum head of their return to the Scottish Premiership next season, the Herald Scotland report.

Gers clinched the first division title and ensuing promotion to the top-flight with a slender 1-0 win over Dumbarton at Ibrox last night, courtesy of James Tavernier’s second-half strike.

With two huge domestic cup clashes on the horizon, Warburton has urged his side not to let up as he targets a winning run and momentum ahead of their highly-anticipated return to the top-flight.

“The worst thing we can do is stop here. We’ve got to look forward. We want to get 91 points in the league, win it with style and gain momentum for next season, Warburton explained to the Herald Scotland.

“We’re just delighted, especially for the fans, understanding what they’ve been through. It’s great for them and the club to get back into the top tier.”

By targeting 91 points for former Brentford boss wants to see Rangers win all four of their remaining first division games, including the tricky trip to third-placed Hibernian later this month.

While Rangers will be celebrating their deserved title win, attentions will now quickly turn to the Challenge Cup final with Peterhead before the Scottish Cup semi-final showdown with rivals Celtic.

Their upcoming clash with Old Firm rivals Celtic will give Rangers a good indication of how far they’ve come under Warburton, and also possibly how far they have to go to challenge the Hoops next season.

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