Mark Falco reflects on Rangers' demotion

Mark Falco reflects on Rangers' demotion as the club gears up for its long-awaited Scottish Premiership return.

Former Rangers forward Mark Falco has told the Daily Record that he "loved" the way in which the Gers' demotion four years ago united the club to some extent.

The Glasgow giants were rocked back in 2012 when their financial meltdown resulted in being relegated to the fourth tier as the Gers had to effectively start again as a team.

Under Mark Warburton, the Blues sealed their Scottish Premiership return this season, dominating the Scottish Championship to ensure they will be mixing it with the big boys next season.

It has been a long road back, which began with club legend Ally McCoist remaining as manager until December 2014.

“It wasn’t just a relegation – Rangers were ‘dumped’ into the bottom league. I couldn’t believe it," he said to the Daily Record.

"To be honest, I don’t think it should have happened and it must’ve been a bitter pill for the supporters to swallow.

“But I loved the way everyone at the club stuck together and fought to get out of the lower leagues."

Indeed, the glory days seem a lot closer for Rangers now than they were a couple of years ago, with Warburton securing at least two trophies in his first season at Ibrox - the Scottish Championship and Petrofac Training Cup.

But the Gers might also lift the Scottish Cup on May 21 if they can edge out Hibernian at Hampden, having beaten Old Firm rivals Celtic in the previous round on penalties.

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