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6 STEPS ON ROAD BACK TO THE TOP.

Byline: Gary Ralston

RANGERS landed the Championship title with four games to spare after their win over Dumbarton.

They are now chasing the standards set by Hearts last season, who romped into the top flight after a campaign in which they secured 91 points and scored 96 goals.

Here's the six key games that returned Rangers to the big time: Saturday, July 25 2015 Hibs 2, Rangers 6 It may have been a Petrofac Cup fixture but Rangers laid down a significant marker against their title rivals in Mark Warburton's first competitive game.

Friday, August 2 2015 Rangers 3, St Mirren 1 Early season confidence continued in a match that could have ended all so differently had it not been for former Ibrox striker Steven Thompson.

Lee Wallace had Gers two up but Cameron Howieson reduced the deficit before Thompson missed a penalty. Dean Shiels settled it late on. Sunday, August 23, 2015 Rangers 1, Hibs 0 An early season double against their title rivals was sealed when James Tavernier curled in a sublime free-kick.

Sat, October 3, 2015 Rangers 3, Falkirk 1 Rangers took their run to nine wins in a row with Shiels, Tavernier and Wallace all on target. Mon, December 28, 2015 Rangers 4, Hibs 2 Arguably, the most decisive victory of the campaign as they banished doubts about their ability to go the distance and moved three points clear at the top. It also ended Hibs' 17-match unbeaten streak. Cummings scored early but Jason Holt's double and Nicky Clark turned it around.

no has to Gers' Andy Halliday saw red and Dominique Malonga pulled one back before Martyn Waghorn's late effort settled it.

and had Saturday, January 30 2016 Rangers 1, Falkirk 0 New boy Billy King leapt off bench to mark his Rangers debut with an injury-time header that killed off Bairns' challenge.

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