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Ally McCoist easy with Rangers' slow starts

By Lisa Gray

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is not worried about the Ibrox side's profligacy in the first 45 minutes of matches.

The Light Blues marched on in Scotland's third tier with their 16th victory in a row this season and maintained their 100 per cent league record with victory over Airdrieonians.

Jon Daly opened the scoring within a minute of the second-half restart, his 16th goal of the campaign, heading home Arnold Peralta's cross.

And Lee McCulloch moved into double figures with a penalty on 64 minutes, his second goal from the spot in consecutive games.

But despite Rangers' inability to be clinical in front of goal, McCoist was satisfied with the performance and believes the Gers could have scored more on another day.

He said: "I thought the game looked a bit like a fourth in about 15 days.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved the win and on the day we should have scored a lot more.

"If I was going to be a little disappointed at anything, it would be to score more goals. But when you take a step back, it's not a bad thing to moan about."

The Ibrox men have saved the best of their scoring form for the second half in recent weeks with 23 of their last 24 goals coming after the interval.

Yet the Rangers boss is not concerned about the lack of goalscoring touch in the opening 45 minutes, as his team continue to romp the Second Division.

He added: "I think our problem would be if we didn't get 23 of the 24 goals and we had zero.

"The game lasts 90 minutes – that's stating the obvious. It doesn't really pose a big problem to me as long as we're winning games and keeping clean sheets.

"But I suppose, in an ideal world, it would be a little less stressful for fans and management – but that's not going to be the case."

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