Rangers fans have walked the equivalent of five trips round the earth, with the help of a new fitness app. 

Fan Fit is an app developed in partnership with the University of Salford, which encourages football fans to step up their physical activity.

The Fit Bears group use the app to create a league table of fans steps from walking and running and to keep up with the latest news from Rangers.

Fans of the Ibrox side are competing against each other to see who can tally the most steps with the app. 

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One user, William Tosh won a signed Rangers First Team shirt, match tickets and the opportunity to come pitch side with his dad, for coming top of the league for December. 

He said: "My fitness has improved dramatically since using the app. I didn’t do much exercise before using it, so it’s motivated me to keep up with my exercise and do my steps in the morning before I go to work.

“There’s definitely a sense of community as well as a competitiveness to it. Once you’re top of the league you don’t want to come off!”

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January's winner managed to lose a stone by racking up steps with the app. 

Gary McGuire praised the app for getting him in shape: “It’s definitely helped my fitness and it helps having the incentive of winning prizes if you get to the top of the league. I want to keep going especially as I’ve lost weight from it.” 

Dr Alex Fenton, the project lead for the Fit Fans project at the University of Salford said nearly 7,000 Rangers fans had downloaded the app and since December last year, Bears had walked over 250 million steps.