Next Game

Alloa v Rangers

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

Ibrox Stadium

Last Game

Rangers 1 - 0 Inverness

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Scot Comm'ties Lge Cup Second Round

McCoist focused on football

Rangers boss Ally McCoist kept his counsel after seeing supporters show their backing for Dave King during the 2-0 win over Dunfermline.

Last Updated: 15/03/14 at 21:02 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Remains focused on football matters

Ally McCoist: Remains focused on football matters

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The League One champions continued their impressive run of form with a cosy success over the Pars but the game saw fans show their support for King, who is in Glasgow for talks with the board after expressing concerns over the club's finances.

The majority of the Ibrox crowd held up blue cards, distributed beforehand by The Union of Fans, on 18 and 72 minutes to back reinvestment by the former director, who lost £20m when Rangers went into liquidation in 2012.

But McCoist continued his quest to avoid the subject, saying when asked what he thought of the fans' show of support for King: "I would congratulate and thank them for their support. That's all I would say.

"Their support has been fantastic throughout the season. Of course, you would need to have your eyes shut not to see the blue card protest on 18 and 72 minutes but that's not for me to comment on, other than thanking them for their support.

"I haven't spoken to anybody from the board at all regarding their meeting but I don't have any doubt that Graham (Wallace, chief executive) and I will have a chat. I would imagine that would be one of the topics of conversation."

Events behind the scenes have not really affected results on the pitch this season and McCoist was pleased his players continue to remain focused despite the title already being sealed.

"That's really encouraging because the players have been totally focused this season on getting results and that has to be the case," he added.

"It's always our job to make sure the players and staff are focused on getting results because that's the only thing we can have an effect on. We will continue to do that."

Steven Smith opened the scoring with a fantastic free-kick, before youth player Callum Gallagher marked his debut with a last-minute strike.

"I thought the first goal was a bit special. We had been going over free-kicks on Friday and even on the morning of the game and none of the rehearsals featured that one to be honest," McCoist said.

"It was very taken and well-received by our dug-out. It was a great strike.

"Young Callum also did well. We have been enjoying his progress with the under-20s and he is one of the lads who has been performing at a good level all season.

"He deserved his chance and he took it. For him to come on and score was a dream for him and I'm delighted for him because he's a great kid."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew - It's mass hysteria

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Euro 2020: Wembley to host final and semi-finals

Wembley has been selected to stage the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Dublin will stage four games.

Premier League: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil must not be used as a 'scapegoat' for Arsenal's shortcomings.

Premier League: Manchester City's Fernandinho wants win over Chelsea

Fernandinho wants Manchester City to close the gap on Chelsea with victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday.

Mail Box

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

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