RANGERS will adopt a Plan A and Plan B as they consider the prospect of European football for next season – according to Dave King.

The Chairman says he has spoken to Mark Warburton about planning for the summer if the Light Blues did lift the Scottish Cup.

King is thrilled and overawed that the board’s plans for the club are ahead of the schedule they had set after he instigated a regime change last March.

In an exclusive interview the businessman said:

“If we are fortunate to win the cup final, and we still have a tough game against Hibs to do that, but it would get us into Europe and that would be a year ahead of schedule.”

“The original plan was to win the Championship this year, improve the squad and challenge for the Premiership next year and hopefully be in Europe the next year.

“So it would be a real bonus if we could accelerate the European part of it by a season but they obviously need to win the cup final to do that.

“I had a chat to Mark in the dressing room and said let’s see how the final goes and we might have to plan differently the player acquisitions in the close season.”

The Chairman was inside Hampden on an emotional day for himself and the rest of the board as Gers defeated bitter rivals Celtic on penalties.

King continued: “We still have a plan to improve on the team over the summer because as you saw the squad was very light.

“I think the players have done fantastically but next year if we are going to try and challenge for the title we need to strengthen the squad and get a few more players in. I think it is a platform to build on.”

“That was a bonus because the target for the season was always to win the championship and we did that quite comfortably.”

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