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Petrofac Cup Final: A look back at the Challenge Cup

Ahead of the Petrofac Cup final we take a quick look back at the last four years in the Challenge Cup.

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Today's Petrofac Cup final against Peterhead will, almost certainly, be the last time Rangers line up in Scotland's third cup competition and will be the last chance we have to get our hands on the trophy and become the first club in the country to complete a clean sweep.

What became known as "The Journey" began in the, then named, Ramsdens Challenge Cup with a trip to Brechin City at the end of July 2012. It was the first game after liquidation and demotion to theThird Division however Andy Little quickly opened the scoring as Ally McCoist's side looked to get off to a winning start. An equaliser just before half-time left Rangers reeling and it took an extra time winner from Lee McCulloch to finally book the Light Blues place in the second round.

Next up were First Division Falkirk at Ibrox and it was a solitary Andy Little strike which saw Rangers progress to the quarter final and another home fixture, this time against Queen of the South. Future Rangers signing Nicky Clark put the visitors ahead before goals from Barrie McKay and Lee McCulloch gave Rangers a 2-1 lead. Queens levelled it up in the 90th minute before going on to win 3-4 on penalties.

2013/2014 looked much more promising. Comfortable wins over Albion Rovers, Berwick Rangers, Queen of the South and Stenhousemuir booked a place in the final against Raith Rovers at Easter Road. No goals over ninety minutes forced the game into extra time and with only four minutes left Raith grabbed a winner. It was yet another game Rangers largely dominated yet failed to win and would become one of the more notable failures under Ally McCoist.

Last season brought an early challenge in the shape of newly relegated Hibs in the first round. An extra time winner from Nicky Law gave Rangers a 2-1 win and an early win over their likely title contenders. An 8-1 thumping of Clyde, followed up by a 2-0 win at East Fife put Alloa in the way of a second shot at lifting the trophy. Cruising at 2-0 with 20 minutes to go Rangers collapsed to a 3-2 defeat to put Ally McCoist on the brink. An 89th min winner putting the Wasps through.

10 days later McCoist would resign as manager.

This season brought another first round clash with Hibs as Mark Warburton took charge of his first competitive game as Rangers boss. A fantastic 6-2 win at Easter Road was to be a sign of things to come as Rangers swept Alan Stubb's team aside.  A trip to Ayr United was won comfortably 2-0 before home ties with Livingston and St. Mirren were sealed 1-0 and 4-0 respectively.

Today's final will be the end of another chapter as we prepare for life back in the Premiership and a crack at winning 55. Hopefully though, before we do, we create another little piece of history and become the only club in the country to have won every single trophy.