Rangers: Stuart McCall retains promotion belief

Rangers forward Nicky Clark
Nicky Clark scored twice against Alloa but it was not enought to give Rangers victory

Rangers manager Stuart McCall remains hopeful of promotion despite the Ibrox side's fifth straight draw.

McCall, who took charged last week, were held 2-2 against Alloa Athletic on Tuesday evening.

"It's not an easy place to play at the moment," McCall told BBC Scotland. "I think everyone realises that. We've won one game in nine.

"The season doesn't end tonight and I saw enough positives in a few individuals that we can build on."

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs
Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs took in Rangers' draw with Alloa

Hibernian are next up for Rangers on Sunday at Easter Road, with Alan Stubbs' side having already beaten the Ibrox outfit three times in the Scottish Championship so far this season.

Rangers, who have a game in hand, trail second-place Hibs by six points and are five clear of Queen of the South.

With leaders Hearts within five points of the title and automatic promotion, the sides finishing third and fourth will play off to face the league's runners-up.

The winner of that second tie will meet the team that finishes second-bottom in the Premiership in the play-off final, which like the preceding rounds will be a two-legged tie.

"Everyone will be writing us off on Sunday against Hibs but bring it on," said McCall, who oversaw a 1-1 draw against Livingston in his first game in charge on Saturday.

"Sunday's not going to be the walkover everyone seems to think it's going to be.

"We would've wanted to start with two victories, we've not. We were certainly far better than we were against Livingston.

"Every game's huge. There's still a lot of football to be played. A lot of work to be done, we knew that."

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