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Ally McCoist watched his Rangers side take the latest step in the Ibrox club's ``recovery'' by clinching the Scottish League One title with a 3-0 home win over Airdrieonians then looked forward to the final stage of the journey next season.
Skipper Lee McCulloch, 35, helped himself to a first-half hat-trick, scoring a brace from the spot before netting a third from open play as the Light Blues forged 26 points ahead of second-placed Dunfermline with eight games remaining, to continue their ascent back to the top flight.
Rangers, who started at the bottom of Scottish league football after lapsing into administration and then liquidation in 2012, are now only one title win away from the Scottish Premiership and the Gers boss is looking forward to the Championship campaign He said: ``We are absolutely delighted, not only to wrap the title up but with the manner we wrapped it up, particularly in the first half, which was really pleasing and we are thrilled for the players, the staff and the supporters.
``It has been a terrific league campaign and I thought we finished it well.
``I think 26 wins and two draws is a great achievement, the players deserve an enormous amount of credit, as do the supporters.
``These are all championships that we have to win, to get back to where we want to be, in the top flight.
``These are stages in our recovery which must be met so I think it is only fair that they should be celebrated as you would winning any league.
``There are a lot of boys in the dressing room winning their first league, the majority of players will go through their careers and not win a league.
``The Championship could and hopefully will be, a great league next year so we are certainly planning for that and hopefully we strengthen and continue to build for the championship and for the years after that.''