Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Former Rangers favourites Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller linked with Ibrox return

Comeback: Kris Boyd attended Rangers' game yesterday
Comeback: Kris Boyd attended Rangers' game yesterday

Rangers boss Ally McCoist could be poised to welcome two former Ibrox favourites back to spearhead the club's push for Premiership promotion.

Kris Boyd, now plying his trade with Kilmarnock, was in attendance as the Gers overcame Brechin City 2-1 at Glebe Park yesterday, while Kenny Miller – out of contract with Vancouver Whitecaps in the summer – has also been linked with a THIRD move to the Light Blues.

"I have spoken to two players," said McCoist, who admitted the club's financial woes made it difficult for him to plan ahead for life in the Championship next term.

"I can't give you names but that's where we are. The unfortunate position we are in is we can't offer anyone anything.

"That's not ideal, but we will continue to do our homework and prepare to move when we can."

"Like all clubs, we would definitely like to strengthen and need to strengthen for next year. The biggest thing next year will be to win the league. In an ideal world we would be planning to win next year's league with three or four players being able to play the following season in the top flight."

Following yesterday's victory, McCoist challenged his players not to ease off and instead try to finish the Scottish League One season unbeaten.

Substitute Nicky Clark notched the winner as Rangers extended their unbeaten run to 30 games.

Midfielder Fraser Aird opened the scoring for the champions in the 22nd minute when he capitalised on a mistake by City full-back Jonny Brown before Brechin striker Robert Thomson equalised four minutes into the second-half.

McCoist was pleased with the win but wants his side to fight to keep their shirt and not ease off as the season draws to a close.

"We have to perform at these places," he said.

"These performances in the league – they have to to keep hold of the jersey. We went about our business in the early stages of the game and we scored but we never had a top level of performance to be frank.

"We can keep going undefeated in the league which is a fantastic achievement at any level."

Despite the win, McCoist was frustrated his side conceded.

He said: "I was angry because I thought we should have stopped the cross initially.

"There was no-one within 10-15 yards of the cross and that's not good enough."

However, the Gers manager was satisfied overall, and reserved special praise for Clark, who scored after coming off the bench.

"I don't think the game was the easiest but we kept the momentum going and got another three points so we're very pleased," McCoist added.

"(The wind) definitely helped us and as crazy as it may seem I think he (Clark) would have been better starting the game because of the wind but he made a huge impact when he came on."

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