Lee Wallace discusses the significance of Rangers' cup final opponents in first game after sealing promotion

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Mark Warburton's men face Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup final on Sunday.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has suggested that it is fitting that Mark Warburton's men will face Peterhead in the Scottish Challenge Cup final in the club's first game after they sealed promotion to the Scottish Premiership, the Evening Times reports.

The Light Blues sealed the Scottish Championship title on Tuesday after beating Dumbarton 1-0 to ensure that this will be their last season outside of the top flight.

And with their promotion giving some associated with the club reason to reflect on the last few years, Wallace has discussed the coincidence of facing Peterhead in their next game, giving that it was they whom they faced in their first game following their demotion to the bottom tier.

"It's funny that we are facing Peterhead in our first game after clinching promotion when they were the first team we played in the Third Division," he told the Evening Times.

"I was just speaking to wee Barrie McKay there. He scored the equaliser and that was his first goal for the club all those years ago. It's hard to remember the game, but the result wasn't great. It didn't get us off to the best of starts.

"When I walk out there on Sunday I'll take a moment to think about how much the club has moved on since then. But there's more to come too."

As if the prospect of winning a cup final did not provide enough motivation, the fact that they did not win when they faced the now Scottish League One side on the opening day of the season back in 2012 - an Andrew Little goal in stoppage time salvaged a point for the Gers - will provide those who featured in that game with another reason to secure the victory, and provide even greater closure on one of the most difficult chapters in Rangers' history.

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