Ibrox Stadium

Next Game

Rangers v Hearts

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 13:30

Scots Champ

Preparations please McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist admits he is far happier with his team's pre-season preparations than he was at this time last year.

Last Updated: 14/07/13 at 15:54 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Rangers manager happy with pre-season campaign

Ally McCoist: Rangers manager happy with pre-season campaign

McCoist was hampered by a signing embargo and an inability to play official friendlies 12 months ago before the club provisionally secured SFA membership less than 48 hours before facing Brechin in their first competitive game.

This time around they have already claimed three friendly victories following the 1-0 success at Bristol City on Saturday ahead of a training camp in Germany.

McCoist said: "Last year everyone was just thrown in together with no real organisation, no games and certainly not the training schedule we'd have wanted for them.

"This time it is very different and everyone is getting to know each other. We're still in the early stages but everyone is benefiting from the way things are going.

"I'm not going to tempt fate in terms of results but, looking at our preparations, it's like night and day between last summer and now.

"We're miles ahead of where we were going into the season last July and you can see that.

"Our fitness levels are far greater and I'm really pleased with how things are going."

Footer 365

World Cup: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final.

World Cup: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari to decide his future after the weekend

Luiz Felipe Scolari will wait until after the World Cup third-fourth place play-off before deciding his future.

Championship: Former Fulham skipper Brede Hangeland criticises Felix Magath

Brede Hangeland does not believe Felix Magath is the right man to lead the club back into the Premier League

Mail Box

Mails: Are Footballers Just Big Kids?

That's what the mailbox thinks, with Brazil's players showing a lack of responsibility in their 7-1 thrashing by Germany. Plus, more on Ozil and the importance of passion...

'Wow' Says The Mailbox In Unison. Wow Indeed.

There is understandably a great deal of reaction to Tuesday night's lunacy, but we have added thoughts on the anti-Ozil 'agenda' and Liverpool acting like they're big-time...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property