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Rangers not fearing extra play-off games, says Haris Vuckic

Rangers 2-2 Falkirk

Rangers playmaker Haris Vuckic insists the Ibrox side are not scared by the prospect of playing two extra games to seal their Scottish Premiership return.

Saturday's 2-2 draw with Falkirk saw the Gers drop from second to third in the Championship as Hibernian climbed above them after beating Alloa 4-1.

That means Stuart McCall's team are now likely to face a play-off quarter-final with Hibs set for a bye into the semis.

But on-loan Newcastle forward Vuckic believes reclaiming a top-flight slot will be a tricky task regardless of whether Rangers are forced to play it out over four games or six. He said: "It's going to be hard in the play-offs if we give away chances like we did against Falkirk.

"But it does not scare me if we have to go into the play-offs at the quarter-finals. They are going to be hard games anyway.

"We want to avoid the two extra games because it would have given us a bit more rest. But if we're going to be third we have to stick together, work hard and win all our matches. That's the way we will win promotion."

Rangers could still steal back second place next Saturday as the regular Championship campaign goes to the wire. But they would have to beat newly crowned Championship winners Hearts at Tynecastle and hope Falkirk win when they host Hibs.

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