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Rangers ace Andy Halliday shares a key ingredient behind club’s promotion success

Rangers sealed promotion last night due to a 1-0 win over Dumbarton.

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has suggested that boss Mark Warburton’s ability to quickly stamp his philosophy on the team has been a key factor in promotion, the Herald Scotland report.

Gers secured the first division title and promotion to the Scottish Premiership following their slender 1-0 win over Dumbarton in-front of a packed out Ibrox last night.

Promotion is no more than Rangers deserve following their terrific campaign, and some could say that the way in which they have hugely dominated in Warburton’s first year in charge is somewhat surprising.

But speaking on his side’s success, Halliday feels the way in which the club quickly found an identity under the former Brentford boss played a key role in the club’s ensuing success this season.

“The gaffer has come in with Davie [Weir] and he has had to put a squad together and stamp a philosophy and a style of play together early,” the boyhood Rangers fan explained to Herald Scotland.

“We got the players we wanted pretty early in pre-season which helped.”

Warburton arrived at Ibrox boasting a pretty good record south of the border, and the way in which he wants his teams to play has been evident at Rangers since the moment he walked in.

The Glasgow giants have huge potential, and their upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final encounter with Celtic will be a good indicator as to how close they now are to their Old Firm rivals.

Rangers can expect to compete next season, though their ability to identify and later bring in the right calibre of player will prove fundamental in their quest to overtake Celtic as Scotland’s number one.

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