We can do better, says Rangers manager Ally McCoist

Rangers' Jon Daly and Stranraer's Mark Docherty in action at Stair Park
Rangers' Jon Daly and Stranraer's Mark Docherty in action at Stair Park

Ally McCoist was satisfied but not exactly overjoyed following his side’s 2-0 win over Stranraer.

Rangers are now within three wins of securing the title and although McCoist hailed the display as a professional one, the Ibrox boss knows his side are capable of better.

“It was a very professional and solid performance but we can certainly play better,” he said.

“We started the game really well but the playing surface didn’t help either team. This is a difficult place to come. Stranraer are a very good side.”

McCoist changed his formation with Jon Daly the lone striker and Nicky Law playing just off him up front.

However, the Rangers manager was honest enough to recognise that the new set-up did not work to perfection.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t get forward often enough – and we didn’t get enough bodies forward in support of Jon Daly. He did have a couple of chances although the second was a great save from the Stranraer goalkeeper.”

Arguably Rangers’ most outstanding performer was goalkeeper Cammy Bell, who secured yet another clean sheet in an away fixture and hasn’t conceded on the road since losing three at Brechin in October.

“Cammy made a couple of outstanding saves,” added McCoist. “He conceded three goals on Saturday without otherwise having a save to make.”

Arnold Peralta had come back into the side to add steel in the middle of the park – and along the way certainly antagonised the home fans.

He was replaced in the 75th minute after he had been yellow-carded for a foul on Grant Gallagher.