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Ally McCoist and Rangers stand on verge of history

Rangers manager Ally McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist

History beckons for Ally McCoist’s Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon when Ayr United visit Ibrox.

Victory will secure an all-time club record of 20 consecutive wins in all competitions – something that not even Walter Smith’s great team of 1992-93 achieved, and nor did the ‘Invincibles’ of 1898-99 who recorded a perfect 100 per cent league record.

McCoist was at pains to stress – as he has done consistently - that he believes a perfect record is extremely unlikely.

“I don’t think that’ll be the case. Every game has potential for a hiccup from our point of view. Away games in particular are extremely difficult. Our two games this year at Forfar – the one in the League Cup when they beat us and the league game where we won 1-0 – tell you that,” he said.

“They were incredibly tight and we were 3-1 down to Brechin at half-time before we managed to come back and win that one 4-3.

“Home games to be honest are not exactly a formality either.”

 

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