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Rangers fail in promotion bid

Rangers' failed in their bid to return to the Scottish Premiership after a turbulent few years when they were beaten 6-1 on aggregate by Motherwell in the promotion playoff final.

Motherwell, who finished 11th in the 12-team top-flight, won the second leg 3-0 at home yesterday with second-half goals from Marvin Johnson, Lionel Ainsworth and John Sutton.