Rangers are still in the title mix, says McCoist
Monday 23 January 2012
Ally McCoist has backed his Rangers team to push for the SPL title, despite losing ground on Celtic with a 1-1 home draw against Aberdeen. "We've got a squad of players I believe can win the championship. But I'm frustrated as I certainly feel as though we could have won the game given the chances we created." McCoist said.
After a scrappy opening 20 minutes, Rangers looked favourites to score but it was Aberdeen who took the lead just after the hour mark with Kari Arnason squeezing a tidy finish inside the far post, rounding off a fine counter-attack. Rangers hit back almost immediately through Maurice Edu but, despite bombarding the Aberdeen goal, they were unable to force a winner.
Saturday's game also saw a farewell tribute for David Weir who this week announced he is leaving Rangers. The 41-year-old has won eight medals in five years at Ibrox and wants to continue playing but was honoured with a ceremony at half-time, and will be inducted into Rangers' hall of fame.
Having led Celtic by 12 points in November, Saturday's slip- up means Rangers now trail their Glasgow rivals by four points. Celtic beat St Mirren 2-0 in a lunch-time kick-off on Saturday.
After stubborn resistance, Jamie Forrest and captain Scott Brown got the goals that recorded Celtic's 12th successive league win. Manager Neil Lennon singled out his skipper's display: "Scott has leadership, drive, he reads the game brilliantly and was right in the thick of it to cap off his performance with a goal like that."
Latest in Sport
Phil Hughes dead: List of players who have tragically died on the cricket pitch
Nani transfer: No future for winger at Sporting Lisbon as club cannot afford his wages when loan deal with Manchester United runs out
This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
Phillip Hughes death: UK company Masuri say Australian opener was wearing 'outdated helmet'
Tottenham Hotspur vs Partizan Belgrade match report: Spurs go through in Europa League - but pitch invaders grab the attention
- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'