McCoist sees red over Black

Rangers manager Ally McCoist was unhappy with Ian Black's dismissal in the 1-0 win over Elgin.

Last Updated: 16/03/13 at 17:58 Post Comment

Ian Black: Rangers midfielder sees red at Elgin City

Ian Black: Rangers midfielder sees red at Elgin City

More of the games that matter

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

Midfielder Black was red-carded by referee David Somers after picking up a second booking in the 86th minute after a tackle on Gavin Morrison.

"The sending-off was extremely harsh," said McCoist, whose side picked up the three points at Borough Briggs thanks to Lee McCulloch's 73rd-minute penalty.

"He got booked for three or four fouls, the ref said, and rightly or wrongly he was on the yellow card.

"We told him he's got to stay on the park and stay on his feet, and I thought he did.

"The game was hard-fought but I don't think there was a bad tackle in the whole game. It's just because it's changing, the laws of the game are changing to the detriment of the game.

"We've got a player sent off today, in my opinion wrongly. I thought the ref handled the game very well but sadly I think he got that one decision wrong.

"I was tempted to sub Ian because we need 11 men on the park but as it happens we got away with the sending-off. I felt there was always a big possibility of him getting sent off after receiving the yellow card, just because of the way he plays the game.

"But to counter that I did think it was extremely harsh."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Popovic would be free to leave current club for Crystal Palace job

Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer will not stand in Tony Popovic's way if Crystal Palace approach him.

Sky sources: Alan Irvine will be in charge for West Brom's trip to West Ham on New Year's Day

A senior West Brom source has told Sky Sports News HQ that Alan Irvine will be in charge for the game against West Ham.

Sky sources: Newcastle 'disappointed' over Alan Pardew link to Crystal Palace

Newcastle are disappointed at the timing of the speculation linking their manager Alan Pardew with Crystal Palace.

Mail Box

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

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