Ally McCoist celebrated his award as ‘Manager-of-the-Month’ for September as his side notched up their eighth successive League win to open up an eight-point lead over nearest challengers Dunfermline Athletic.
Sunday’s 2-0 win over Ayr United was not without its’ challenges however - at a venue that has all too often in the distant past proved to be a potential banana skin for the Light Blues.
“We knew this would be an extremely difficult game - and it was a typical away fixture against a team who were full of spirit and committment. The home fans were right up for it as well,” said McCoist.
“It was a great occasion, like a cup-tie, and we knew we would have had to match their aggression.
“We upped things in the second-half and both goals were excellent.
“It’s always important to get the first goal, particularly away from home.”
There was words of praise for both goal-scorers.
“Bilel Mohsni has been great - he’s full of surprises and is really popular with the fans. You can see from the way he plays the game how much he likes to go forward.
“Lewis MacLeod was delighted with his goal, which was brilliant, a great overhead kick. At the start of the season we said we were looking for more goals from every area of the park. Last season we had to rely on Andy Little and Lee McCulloch for goals.”