Marco Negri: Rangers journey will be over when they win title

Marco Negri insists Rangers' lower league 'journey' will not be completed until the clinch the Ladbrokes Premiership title once again.

Former Rangers striker Marco Negri, right, believes the club have every chance of winning next weekend's Old Firm derby clash. Picture: SNS

Rangers secured promotion to the top tier on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton, completing their return to the top flight after a four-year absence.

The early wrapping up of the title allows Mark Warburton and his side the chance to concentrate on next Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic.

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Former striker Negri, while conceding Celtic are favourites for the tie, believes Rangers will be buoyed by their recent title win.

However, he dismissed any notion of promotion being the finishing line for Rangers, saying the fans will demand the team aim to get back to the very top of Scottish football.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Rangers are full of confidence and they can’t wait for the match against Celtic. Of course Celtic are the favourites, but anything can happen in a one-off game.

“Everyone is saying the journey is over for Rangers after waiting four years to get back to the top, but I say the journey will only be over when they win the league again.

“Those fans won’t be satisfied just with promotion. They will want their 55th title.”

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