McCoist backs Rangers skipper

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has rubbished suggestions his veteran skipper Lee McCulloch would deliberately injure an opponent.

Last Updated: 03/04/14 at 11:40 Post Comment

McCoist and McCulloch celebrate League One championship success

McCoist and McCulloch celebrate League One championship success

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

McCoist was reacting to Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal's claim that the former Motherwell and Wigan defender meant to hurt him during a match between the sides in December 2011.

Kayal, who spent four months on the sidelines after the tackle, said: "The injury didn't look that bad but I believe he did it on purpose. That player is not the cleanest in the world."

But McCoist said: "Anybody who knows Lee, knows he is not a dirty player. I don't think he is a dirty player at all. I can't even remember the tackle or the incident.

"I defend my player and my skipper against any comments like that. With the greatest respect to Kayal, I would have the Old Firm games down as quite tame in comparison to some of the previous games.

"I am not sure he would have enjoyed playing with Bertie Auld (former Celtic midfielder) and John Greig (former Rangers captain) in some of those games, that would maybe have been a wee eye opener for him.

"But as I say, I would need to defend my player. He is not a dirty player at all and we are delighted with the skipper, the way he handles himself on and off the park."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Internationals: Chris Coleman backs Wales youngsters to shine in Euro qualifiers

Wales manager Chris Coleman backs younger players to shine in the absence of star duo Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen.

Europa League: Police Scotland have warned Celtic fans not to sell on match tickets

Police have warned Celtic fans not to sell tickets to Dinamo Zagreb supporters ahead of Thursday's Europa League tie.

England: Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs can become next Ashley Cole

Arsene Wenger believes Kieran Gibbs can follow Ashley Cole's example and become England's first choice left-back.

Mail Box

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

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