McCoist issues Elgin warning

Ally McCoist has urged Rangers to be wary of Elgin as they attempt to put last weekend's cancelled clash behind them in Sunday's Scottish Cup tie.

Last Updated: 02/12/12 at 12:46 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Has warned about Elgin's attacking threat

Ally McCoist: Has warned about Elgin's attacking threat

The two sides were due to meet last weekend in a Division Three fixture, but Elgin were fined £25,000 after the match was called off due to 'a substantial oversale of tickets'.

McCoists insists his players have shrugged off the cancellation and are fully focused on continuing their cup run with a fourth round win at Ibrox.

"The weekend was a disappointment but we are over it and looking forward to the next challenge," he told the club website. "We now have to look ahead to the home game in the cup and against the same opposition."

Rangers claimed a 5-1 win over Elgin in the league earlier in the season, but McCoist is respectful of the threat posed by the visitors, who have matched his side's 29 goal tally in the league this season.

"They've been doing really well and I still think that Elgin are one of the better sides we have played this year even although the result at Ibrox would indicate otherwise," he said.

"We won 5-1 but they took an early lead and played fairly well in that game.

"When you look at the team at the moment I think they've scored the same amount of goals as ourselves albeit they have played a game more.

"But they certainly do have players in their team that can score goals and they do attack. So it's a cup tie we're looking forward to and we would obviously settle for the same result as the league game.

"I'm not sure we'll get that but I think Ross' team have certainly in recent weeks shown that they are a handful for anyone in the division."

The Gers could be boosted by the return of striker Francisco Sandaza who stepped up his recovery from a fractured cheekbone with a goalscoring display for the reserves on Tuesday.

Reserve team boss Tommy Wilson said: "I would think with the goal threat he carries and his experience he'll absolutely be in contention to be in the squad for the Elgin game.

"If you're looking at the bench for the match on Sunday and you're looking for a goal, he'd be an ideal man to bring on."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Premier League: Per Mertesacker backs Mesut Ozil to flourish at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil must strive for greater consistency to succeed at Arsenal, according to team-mate Per Mertesacker.

Moyes 'proud, but understands'

David Moyes has issued a statement over his Manchester United sacking - and admitted he shared the club's frustrations over his time in charge.

Premier League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the owners are happy

Brendan Rodgers is determined to sustain Liverpool's progress following discussions with the club's owners.

Mail Box

Of Course People Remember How You Won

Some have said that it doesn't matter how Chelsea played as long as they won, but is that true? Plus, we've found the one chap who enjoyed Tuesday's game...

Chelsea Got A Result, What's The Problem?

There is plenty of 'that's 90 minutes I'll never get back' sentiment about Chelsea's 'performance' in Madrid, but at least one person thinks they did what was required...

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