Barrie McKay reflects on being able to help Rangers start and finish their journey back to the Scottish Premiership

The 21-year-old scored the club's first goal following their demotion to the bottom tier.

Barrie McKay has admitted that he considers it a personal achievement that he has been a part of the Rangers squad that started and finished the journey back to the Scottish Premiership, the Daily Record reports.

The youngster secured his place in history by scoring the club's first goal during their first game in the bottom tier, and while he has been sent out on loan twice since that goal, he has become a key part of Mark Warburton's title-winning side this term.

And after helping the Light Blues clinch promotion to the top flight with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton on Tuesday, McKay has been reflecting on the long road that led to the moment.

"To be back playing regularly now, that really means a lot to me," he told the Record.

"To have started and finished the journey, it's a personal achievement.

"The fact that myself, Lee Wallace and Dean Shiels have come right through is quite special."

While the 21-year-old's Ibrox future appeared to be somewhat up in the air following his loan spells with Morton and Raith Rovers, Warburton's arrival has seen him re-establish himself as one of the most important members of the squad.

He has scored five league goals and contributed eight assists for the Scottish Championship side, so will surely be in the manager's plans for next year. But while this chapter on their time in the wilderness is almost at an end, they may have just as long a journey ahead of them as they look to get back to challenging Celtic at the game's summit.

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