Former Rangers stars have delighted after a 1-0 win over Dumbarton at Ibrox this evening booked the Gers a spot back in the Scottish Premiership by virtue of being crowned Scottish Championship champions.

The first half at Ibrox took some time to get going despite the sell-out crowd and the expectation that Rangers would quickly crush Dumbarton.

Rangers had an effort from Jason Holt from outside the box blocked, while Harry Forrester then saw his effort saved in the 20th minute.

James Tavernier went close from close range, but his attempt was palmed away as the two sides went in locked at 0-0 at half time.

Rangers continued to dominate from the outset in the second period and did take the lead in the 50th minute through Tavernier, who hit a right-footed shot into the bottom right corner.


The hosts had further efforts as the clock ticked down, but Dumbarton did not collapse as might have been expected and Rangers saw out the 1-0 win, sending Ibrox into raptures at the final whistle.

Former Rangers stars were quick to hail the completion of the Gers' four-year journey back to the top flight.

Vladimir Weiss wrote on Twitter: "Baby we did it!!! Back where we belong."

And former Rangers defender Graham Roberts wrote: "Rangers FC, congrats, THE GERS ARE BACK."

Dominic Ball, currently on loan at Rangers from Tottenham Hotspur, wrote: "Absolutely buzzing to win the league and get promoted back into SPL. Rangers FC, what a night!."