McCoist: It will get tougher

Rangers boss Ally McCoist hopes to get the chance to lead the club further up the Scottish pyramid after overseeing a positive end to the Third Division season.

Last Updated: 05/05/13 at 09:50 Post Comment

Ally McCoist: Would love to celebrate Second Division title next season

Ally McCoist: Would love to celebrate Second Division title next season

More of the games that matter

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

Rangers were presented with their trophy before facing Berwick Rangers and they took three more points to end the season, with Fraser Aird the man on target in a 1-0 win.

The Light Blues remain under a transfer embargo until September 1 and McCoist feels next season, which should be in the Second Division, will be much tougher.

McCoist was asked about his future afterwards, and he said of being in charge next season: "I just want the opportunity to do that. I'll be honest, I don't think there will be massive amounts of change for next season.

"With the greatest of respect, we are bringing in free transfers. Before I sound as though I'm criticising the people that we hope to bring in, you are a free transfer for a reason.

"We're not going to get the best youngsters. It ain't going to happen. If people think we are going to go out and sign boys at 22, 23, 24, who have a tremendous future ahead of them, that's not going to happen because they are not going to be free transfers.

"We will have to get a group of players who are going to get us out of the next division, hopefully with the same margin of points but with one or two better performances.

"As far as we are concerned, we will be playing in SFL2 next year. In an ideal world, we would know where we are going to play. If it's SFL2, that's what we will prepare for.

"We will get some free transfers in to help the boys for the next attack on that league."

More of the games that matter

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

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he'll leave if told by club owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners.

Manuel Pellegrini sure he will stay on as Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini has "no doubt" he will be Manchester City manager next season, despite failing to win any silverware this year.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

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