Rangers secured the Reserve League title earlier today after a 3-1 win over Falkirk saw them crowned as champions on goal difference from bitter rivals Celtic.

The Gers needed to match Celtic’s scoreline against St. Johnstone knowing their superior goal difference would be enough but actually fell behind before roaring back to win comfortably.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 15: Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Rhys Breen’s header and a double from Andy Dallas sealed the title and sparked jubilant celebrations in front of over 1000 fans.

With the various Rangers Academy sides enjoying a huge amount of success this season, winning the Reserve League is the ideal way to wrap up the season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 11: Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Rangers put in a composed performance and despite falling behind never really looked in too much trouble at any point and got the three points they deserved.


Here we rate how Graeme Murty’s side performed in the final day triumph:

Kieran Wright – 7

Relatively easy afternoon for the keeper and couldn’t do much about Todorov’s opening goal. Marshalled his defence well and never looked in any trouble.

Jordan Houston – 7

Started off a little bit shaky but really grew into the game and caused the Falkirk defence problems going forward. Dealt with everything Falkirk threw forward comfortably and put in an impressive shift.

Matty Shiels – 7

Left-back had a couple of chances to score in the second half and forced a really good save from Robbie Mutch in the Falkirk goal. Always looking to get forward and support the attack and done well defensively.

20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers v Helsinki; Cammy Palmer made his debut for Rangers

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Cammy Palmer – 9

Rangers captain put in a composed performance in the middle of the park and dictated the tempo of the game for long spells. Really looks like he’s developing into a classy midfielder and one who could get a chance to impress Steven Gerrard over the summer.


Lewis Mayo – 6

Central defender dealt with Falkirk’s attackers well and looked to keep things simple as the Gers aimed for the win. Won’t have any complaints about his performance.

Rhys Breen – 7

Never really tested that much by Falkirk’s forwards and coped with their threat confidently when they did try and get forward. Looping header levelled the scoring in the first half and could’ve had a second but for a fine save from Mutch.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Stephen Kelly of Rangers is seen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Dapo Mebude – 8

Mebude must be an absolute nightmare to play against. Pace to burn, built like a tank and incredibly skilful, Mebude put the Falkirk defence under lots of pressure and his only disappointment will be that he never scored.

Graham Dorrans – 6

The first-team star was given the chance to play the full game as he continues his return from injury. Nothing spectacular and kept things simple. Grew into the game a bit after the break and rattled the bar from distance.

Andy Dallas – 8

Dallas grabbed a double and put in a tremendous shift as he led the line for Murty’s side. Some of the runs Dallas makes show a fantastic level of game intelligence and he’s going to develop into a top striker in time.

Stephen Kelly – 9

Probably the best player on the pitch. Kelly was at the heart of everything alongside Palmer and showed why he’s so highly thought of. Brilliant performance by the midfielder before being taken off late on.

Josh McPake – 7

McPake was a handful for the Falkirk defence but you could see him getting frustrated as the game wore on. Won a penalty after being tripped in the box and put in a good afternoon’s work but needs to learn when to pick a pass sometimes.

Substitutes: Ben Williamson (6)

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