Rangers' world record equalled as former Ibrox talent helps secure prestigious double
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Rangers' world record equalled as former Ibrox talent helps secure prestigious double

Rangers’ world record for most domestic top-flight titles won was equalled by Linfield on Tuesday night.

The Belfast club secured their 55th overall league crown and third in succession with a 1-1 draw away at rivals Coleraine.

Mark Haughey put the Blues in front in the 14th minute and although former Linfield player Curtis Allen equalised nine minutes before half time, David Healy’s side held on for the point they required.

The NIFL Premiership win was a second major triumph for the club in five days, as they had secured the Irish Cup on Friday night with a 2-1 win over Larne.

Former Rangers Reserves skipper Cammy Palmer played a big part in both triumphs.

Cammy Palmer played the full 90 minutes of a tense draw with Coleraine as Linfield equalled his old club Rangers’ world record. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old, who left Ibrox for Windsor Park in January after cutting short a loan spell at Clyde, has established himself as a key player in midfield for the Blues and now has two major medals to show for his efforts.

“I won the Reserve League with Rangers but it’s not the same until you win a proper trophy,” he said following the Irish Cup lift [Belfast Telegraph]. “Now I’m desperate to win more trophies and make this a habit.”

Palmer is contracted to Linfield until the summer of 2022 and so will be hoping to build on his superb start as the club kicks off a five-year strategic plan which will involve moving to a fully professional operation.

In other news, an EFL club have confirmed that a reportedly in-demand Rangers loanee is en route back to Ibrox following their latest disappointment.

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