McCoist praise for in-form Andy Little

Rangers' Andrew Little
Rangers' Andrew Little

Ally McCoist spoke enthusiastically of Andy Little’s goal contribution following the striker’s second ‘double’ in as many games.

“Andy is one of these players who will always create chances, there’s no doubt about that. He is very, very aggressive in his play and he just makes thing happen. He is very robust up front and is a willing and able runner.

“He’s comfortable on both sides and the one thing about him is that no matter where you play him, you always fancy him to get an opportunity to score,” said McCoist.

The Northern Ireland International striker has perhaps paid the price for being such a versatile performer – but injuries to Lee McCulloch, Fran Sandaza and Kevin Kyle have offered him the opportunity to stake a claim up front as the Rangers manager acknowledged.

The Rangers boss added, “Through the middle is obviously his favoured position and it’s fair to say he’s giving us a great return at the moment.

“He’s the man in possession of the striker’s jersey right now but he can play anywhere.”

Ally acknowledged the quality of goals in the 4-1 win over Clyde.

“Our goals were exceptional. The first one came from a good break with good link-up play between Dean Shiels and Andy Little, who tucked it away really well.

“Andy’s second came from a fantastic turn and great finish and then David Templeton scored two wonder strikes that were capable of gracing any level.”

The win came on a day when it was announced that Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green confirmed that he had reached agreement with fans’ representatives to pursue naming rights for The Stadium provided the name Ibrox is retained,

McCoist outlined his own thoughts on the controversial subject.

“I’m very open-minded on the subject. There’s a traditionalist in me but at the same time I realise it might be a possibility to generate extra income,” he said.

 Meanwhile teenager Fraser Aird spoke of his delight at signing a new five-year contract with the club.
“I’m delighted at the gaffer giving me a new deal that secures me for another five years. I just need to get my head down, pull my socks up and keep working hard and hopefully get a few more chances.

“It shows a lot of faith in the younger players - and hopefully we’re in the plans for the next few years as Rangers work their way back to where they’re supposed to be.

“I’m a big Rangers fan so I’m delighted to be part of that journey. We’ll be taking every step with the club.

Toronto-born Fraser may know where he is playing his club football during the next five years, but international-wise he has a decision to make.

“I’m keeping my options open. I was away with Scotland’s Under-18s on a training camp this week,

“Everyone in my family is from Scotland so you could say I’m Scottish.

At the end of the day it’s my decision.

Canada have invited me into the last couple of squads but it’s a long way to go.”