Ally McCoist believes a chance to win a place at Hampden just a few months after finding themselves in Scottish football’s bottom tier would be a massive boost for everyone at Rangers.
The Third Division side are looking to book a place at the national stadium for the first time since March 2011, when they defeated Celtic after extra time in the League Cup final.
Rangers face SPL opponents Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Wednesday night for a place in the last four of the game competition and, although they’ll travel to Mount Florida on league business this season, McCoist is placing value on cup progression.
"It would be another step, but we've got miles to go," said the Ibrox boss.
"We are in SFL3, we have to get promoted out of the leagues.
"That's the way it's looking, that's absolutely fine, that's great.
"But if we could get, in the first season, an opportunity for our club to go back to Hampden on cup business... I think it would be a great step for the players and supporters and everybody at the club on the long road ahead."
Rangers defeated top flight opposition in Motherwell at home in the last round of the competition and also welcome Inverness CT to Ibrox.
Terry Butcher’s men travel south on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run, having last lost on September 2, coincidentally to Stuart McCall’s Steelmen.
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