McCoist furious after defeat

Rangers manager Ally McCoist started the inquest after an "unacceptable" 2-1 home defeat to Annan Athletic.

Last Updated: 10/03/13 at 10:30 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Defeat unacceptable

Ally McCoist: Defeat unacceptable

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

He told his players they had no right to a Third Division championship medal, and said his comments behind closed dressing room doors would not be the last they hear of the issue.

McCoist was prompted to defend his players on Friday in the wake of club chief executive Charles Green labelling the current squad the worst in Rangers history.

The manager said his troops had done a "fantastic" job in difficult circumstances this season, but his tone was different 24 hours later.

He said: "It was a really, really poor 90 minutes. The players know what is expected of them at this club and they dropped below those standards.

"I didn't have harsh words with them in the dressing room, I just told them that it was unacceptable."

McCoist was counting on a second-half improvement similar to last week when they trailed at half-time against East Stirling, but it did not materialise.

He said: "The first half looked similar to last week and as we came in at half-time I hoped we would get a similar reaction to last week. But it was not the case and we lost two poor goals.

"You have days like this at a club like ours but sometimes it is just a poor result, but our level of performance was more disappointing than the result.

"If some players thought it was a case of turning up and getting a SFL Third Division medal then that is certainly not the case. We will sit down on Monday morning and look at it together and give the players the jolt they maybe need."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Nadir Ciftci could be heading to Wigan after fee agreed with Dundee United

Wigan Athletic have agreed a deal with Dundee United to sign striker Nadir Ciftci, according to Sky sources.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski in talks with Galatasaray

Arsenal striker ​Lukas Podolski is in talks over a move to Galatasaray, according to Sky sources.

Women's World Cup: England looking to end Japan's title defence in Edmonton

Geraint Hughes gets the lowdown from the England camp as the hours tick down to Wednesday's Women's World Cup semi-final against Japan.

Mail Box

Arsenal Only Need Two More (As Ever)

One Chelsea fan still doesn't see Arsenal as title contenders, plus we have thoughts on Petr Cech, Sergio Ramos, Heurelho Gomes, Paulinho and Arsenal Denilson...

Cech To Arsenal Has Been On The Cards For Years

We have happy Arsenal fans regarding their new goalkeeper, plus thoughts on Jose vs Arsene, transfer bulls**t, like-for-like Liverpool, WWC and population pedantry...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company