Graeme Souness says golden period awaits Rangers

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Graeme Souness says a "golden period" awaits Scottish Premiership-bound Rangers after securing promotion from the Scottish Championship.

Rangers legend Graeme Souness has claimed to the BBC that the club can look forward to another "golden period" after winning promotion back to the Scottish Premiership last week.

The Glasgow giants sealed the Scottish Championship title with a 1-0 win at home to Dumbarton to rubber stamp their top-flight return after a four-year absence.

In 2012, the club was rocked after a mountain of financial issues resulted in being demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football.

The Gers managed to win 15 Scottish top-flight titles and 26 cups under David Murray's ownership of the club, which officially ended in 2011 with the sale to Craig Whyte, but Souness feels that another trophy-laden era awaits Rangers as they prepare for their return to the big time.

"Rangers should look back on those years with great pride," he told BBC.

"Obviously they got their sums wrong toward the end and mistakes were made, but it was a golden period for Glasgow Rangers, make no mistake, and they will get back to that period very soon."

 

There does seem to be a sense of optimism returning to Rangers, with manager Mark Warburton successfully overseeing its return to the top tier in Scottish football.

 

Sunday will throw up the chance to see how far away Rangers are from competing with Premiership champions Celtic next term, as both sides prepare for a Scottish Cup semi-final against one another at Hampden Park.

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