Title-winning Hearts boss Robbie Neilson highlighted the squad’s work ethic as the key factor in the Championship triumph.
Rangers’ win over Hibs at Easter Road this afternoon saw the Jambos take an unassailable lead at the top of the table and the head coach said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and a great day for the club.
“It’s also testament to the support we’ve had from the fans, it’s also due to the hard work from Ann Budge, Craig Levein and all of the players.
“Everything that we have asked them to do, they have done it and they deserve every minute of it.
“The key factor has been the hard work from the players. They have bought into the changes made to the training regime. They have worked hard and they deserve everything.
“I couldn’t ask any more of them, every day at training they give everything. Every game they give me everything and to a man they have been fantastic this season.”