Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Ally McCoist keen to get Rangers sorted

Dunfermline 1 Rangers 1: Rangers manager Ally McCoist hopes the club's problems off the pitch will be resolved as quickly as possible after their fans protested during Saturday's match at Dunfermline.

Away supporters raised red cards and chanted against the club's board during both halves of the 1-1 draw at East End Park, which sealed an undefeated Scottish League One season for the visitors.

Dean Shiels' goal put Rangers in front just 34 seconds into the second half but teenage defender Lewis Martin headed home an equaliser for Dunfermline.

McCoist said: "I am just hopeful that can all get sorted out.

"Obviously the fans are airing their views and their opinions.

"I desperately don't want to get involved with it and all the parties involved are quite happy for me not to get involved with it and concentrate on the football. That is exactly what I plan to do."

Despite dropping two surprise points as the season drew to a close, McCoist was eager to reflect on what had been achieved over the course of the whole season, with his side finishing with a record of 33 wins and three draws from their 36 games.

"We were fortunate that we had the unbeaten run to go for, it has kept us going until the end," he said.

"There is no doubt about it that a psychological element does come into it when you have won the league so early.

"But you are just very hopeful that your professional attitude overcomes any lethargy or mental slackness."

The 51-year-old admitted his players were slow to get going at the start of the match.

McCoist continued: "I thought we switched off a little bit in the first half to be honest.

"We started a lot better in the second half and got an early goal.

"But the players have sealed a fantastic achievement this season."

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