Wednesday, 13th November, 2013

Former Rangers defender David Weir feels manager Ally McCoist deserves a lot of credit for the club’s impressive string of results this term.

The Teddy Bears won their 16th match on the trot in all competitions in the present campaign on Saturday, when they saw off Airdrieonians 2-0 in a League One fixture.


It was also the Ibrox Stadium outfit’s 13th clean sheet in 18 games this season, which helped the club to consolidate first place in the league standings with 36 points from 12 games, 14 points ahead of second-placed Dunfermline.

And Weir thinks McCoist deserves plenty of plaudits for Rangers’ superb outings in the ongoing campaign despite his side playing in a lower league.


The 43-year-old told Rangers’ official site: “Ally deserves a great deal of credit. People will say: ‘That’s the league they’re in and they should be winning games.’

“It’s not as simple as that though. When you’re playing for Rangers or Celtic there are no easy games and it’s a cup final for every other team.

“On their latest run of games, they’ve had 16 cup finals to play and they’ve won them all. Regardless of who they are playing, digging out victories isn’t easy.

“To win so often in a row is pleasing. I’m sure Ally will be happy with that because I’m sure football is what he wants to focus on.”

Rangers’ next game is an away League One match against Arbroath on 25th November after the international break.

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