BARRIE MCKAY says it feels great to lift the Championship trophy after the club completed the rise through the leagues over the past four seasons.

The young winger has been instrumental for the Gers this season, impressing with his dazzling skills and adding goals to his game.

McKay spoke to RangersTV on the pitch as the players made their way round with the trophy on a lap of honour at Ibrox. He said: “It definitely feels as good to lift the trophy as I thought it would, especially after the journey that we’ve been through.

“It’s great to finally lift the cup and to be back to the top, where we belong.”

McKay spent last season out on loan at Raith Rovers and unsure of what the future would bring for him at the Gers, however he was given his chance by the manager this year and hasn’t looked back.

He continued: “I maybe didn’t think at this time last year that I would be here and lifting the trophy today as I didn’t know where I was going to be last summer.

“I always planned to be playing here and when the gaffer came here he told everyone that it was a clean slate and he put a lot of confidence in me, He told me that I had to go and impress and thankfully I’ve done that.”

The Gers could only draw with Alloa at Ibrox today in the final home league game of the season and McKay says that there’s much more to come from the Gers as they work towards the Scottish Cup final at the end of May.

He said: “Sadly we didn’t get the win today, but there’s plenty more to come and we’ll now look on to the last remaining league games and the cup final.

“It would put the icing on the cake if we were able to go and win the Scottish Cup after winning the league and the Petrofac Cup.”

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