McCoist: No clear favourite

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is refusing to concede Dundee United will be favourites when the sides meet in next month's Scottish Cup semi-final at Ibrox.

Last Updated: 18/03/14 at 17:38 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

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

The League One champions booked their place in the last four with a 2-0 replay victory over Albion Rovers while Jackie McNamara's United reached the semis with a 5-0 demolition of fellow Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

United, who are flying high in the top flight of Scottish football, beat Rangers 3-0 in last year's competition but McCoist feels this season's encounter is too close to call.

Speaking from the John Hartson Foundation Golf Day at Loch Lomond, he told Sky Sports News: "Everyone will have different opinions on who will be favourites but the one thing I firmly believe is that I don't think favouritism will matter at all once the game starts.

"Different people at this moment in time will have different opinions. I've seen United in recent weeks and they are a very good side.

"They dismantled Inverness and came back and showed great spirit against St Mirren at the weekend and they have a lot of young talent and a lot of experience.

"I'm not sure who would be favourites but I don't think Jackie nor myself will be bothered about that."

And former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram is going one better than his old team-mate, claiming last year's League Two champions can go all the way in the tournament.

Speaking from the same event, he said: "I think we are a lot better equipped this season than we were last season.

"We have a far better squad and a stronger squad and when everyone is fit we are decent.

"I don't see why we can't win the Scottish Cup but we will have to step it up a gear from last night. You have to do that anyway when you play teams from a division above you."

Watch Rangers take on Dundee United at Ibrox Park live on Sky Sports 2 from 12.30pm on Saturday, April 12

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

G

ive him 10 crosses and he'll head 8 of them over the bar.

tk421
Where Does Giroud Rank In Premier League?

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffers hip 'muscle tear'

Daniel Sturridge could be out of action for a month after Roy Hodgson revealed the Liverpool striker had suffered a ‘slight muscle tear’.

Chelsea defender John Terry signs new one-year contract

Chelsea defender John Terry has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club until summer 2016.

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will make England debut

Harry Kane's "incredible season" will reach a new high with an England debut in the next week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Mail Box

Cry Me A River, Diego Costa...

There's little sympathy for Diego Costa, while one mailboxer has had enough of football by numbers. There's also an invitation to visit Colombia and an ode to Woan...

England Handicapped By Natural Pessimism

The England team will never achieve anything unless we all lighten up. Also, last season was simply Joe Hart's 'Frog Chorus', and 80 per cent was a conservative estimate of turds in the Liverpool punchbowl...

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