Ally McCoist: Drawing an SPL team in the cup ‘wouldn’t scare’ Rangers

Rangers manager Ally McCoist.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist says his team wouldn't be scared to draw an SPL side in the next round. SNS Group

Ally McCoist says he would have no concerns if Rangers were to draw an SPL side in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Goals from Dean Shiels, Kevin Kyle and Kal Naismith ensured the Ibrox side eased past Elgin City.

The Third Division side beat Motherwell in the League Cup before going out to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the next round.

But McCoist says he wouldn’t fear facing another team from the top flight.

He said: "We performed well against Motherwell and I thought the first goal in the game against Inverness was going to be vital.

"We didn't get it and we didn't play particularly well in the second half.

"It's not a crime being beaten by Inverness this season, as a lot of people know.

"I wouldn't start screaming from the roof-tops that we're ready for anything but an SPL team wouldn't scare us."

Rangers dominated from the start against Elgin on their way to a 3-0 win and McCoist was pleased with his side’s performance.

He added: "The main objective was to get through to the next round and be in the hat and we did that.

"I thought our goals were well executed and there were some really good individual performances within the team.

"One of the most pleasing aspects was keeping a clean sheet.

"We switched off a couple of times in the second half and the goalkeeper had a terrific save.

"I said to the lads before the game that Elgin score goals, that's what they do.

"They've got a good team going forward and it was an awkward tie for us so I'm really pleased."

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