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Ally McCoist cuts a happier figure after comfortable victory

Rangers' Andy Little celebrates his first goal during the Irn Bru Scottish Third Division match at Borough Briggs, Elgin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2012. Photo credit should read: PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Rangers' Andy Little celebrates his first goal during the Irn Bru Scottish Third Division match at Borough Briggs, Elgin. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2012. Photo credit should read: PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Ally McCoist was a much happier Rangers manager than of late following Saturday’s 4-0 second-half demolition of Queen’s Park – and made a point of praising two-goal Andy Little.

The Rangers boss said the Northern Ireland international was high on confidence and highlighted his desire to work hard for the team.

“I think Andy fancies his chances, particularly through the middle. I thought without his goals his performance was very good – he worked tirelessly throughout and was the focal point of our attack,” said McCoist.

“The second goal (Andy’s first) was exceptionally well-worked.”

There was a much more relaxed air about the Ibrox Boss as he reflected on the 90 minutes and his team’s performance.

“In an ideal world that standard would be there for the rest of the season because they were certainly a lot brighter,” added McCoist.

“They kept going in the second half and I was very pleased with the performance and result but also with the level of the goals.

“I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that we should be scoring more. This was just what the doctor ordered.

“I thought we had played quite well in the first-half and I said to the boys at half time not to feel sorry for themselves. We hit the post and their goalkeeper had a couple of wonder saves.

“I felt that if we pushed our two central midfielders forward more in the second-half then we would get the benefit, and thankfully that was the case,” said McCoist.

“Ian Black’s goal was a really good finish from Barrie McKay’s delivery.”

McCoist dismissed any suggestion that – with a 22-point lead over Saturday’s opponents – the league race was all but over.

“I would never say the league was won. We will continue to treat the opposition with every respect.”

 

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