// Published March 25, 2014 by isport

Rangers managed to seal the League One title with eight matches remaining after a 3-0 win over Airdrie during the weekend. After the match, manager Ally McCoist said that the recovery of the club is certainly on track after their return to the Scottish championship.

Rangers will now be looking to get back to the Premier league in the next 12 months. Due to their financial difficulties, the club was relegated to the 3rd tier of Scottish football. However, they have now achieved two promotions in successive seasons to get to the championship stage.

Defender Lee McCulloch was the star of the show after he scored a hat-trick to defeat Airdrie in the first half. The 35-year-old was praised by manager McCoist, who said that he has never seen a defender scored a hat-trick as quickly as McCulloch. The leadership abilities of the centre back was also praised by the manager. In their absence, Celtic have been very dominant in the Premier league by winning two successive titles with a huge margin over the chasing pack. Rangers will be looking to stop this domination by returning to the top division as soon as possible.

McCoist has come under criticism on a number of occasions this season, but he will be more than overjoyed to see his team do the talking on the pitch.

“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 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,” said the manager. “It is 28 games, drawn two and won 26, that’s a fantastic record and we want to keep it going,” said Lee McCulloch after his hat-trick.