Scottish Football - On-pitch results key for McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will remain fully focused on delivering results on the park after securing a 2-0 win at Ayr United, following what he described as another "interesting week" off the field.

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Scottish Football - On-pitch results key for McCoist
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Ally McCoist, left, confirmed he had agreed to accept a pay cut to his salary

The club's annual accounts have prompted much debate over the last few days after showing an operating loss of £14.4million for the 13 months to the end of June, with McCoist confirming he had agreed to accept a pay cut to his salary which was revealed to be £825,000.

The Scottish League One clash at Somerset Park allowed the Light Blues boss to turn his attention back to football matters, as his side maintained their 100 per cent league record and moved eight points clear at the summit.

McCoist - named the division's manager of the month for September - said: "It's a box of tricks managing the club in the last year or so and we just hopefully handle everything that's thrown at us.

"This week was interesting but the most important thing is that the team are performing and getting results on the park for the supporters. Thankfully we did that again."

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Defender Bilel Mohsni and midfielder Lewis Macleod secured the three points with two superb strikes and McCoist is pleased to see others taking the pressure off the strikers.

He said: "We said at the start of the season that we were looking for more goals from all areas of the park.

"Last season, Andy Little and Lee McCulloch more than chipped in with their fair share but we felt we could have got more from different areas.

"This year it's certainly the case. It's important that we do get goals from all areas of the park and we are getting that in abundance.

"Bilel's been great. In every game he's involved in, there is a talking point with him. He's a fans' favourite.

"He likes to go forward and he's certainly powerful in both boxes. He scored an overhead kick against Stenhousemuir last week and scored a fantastic goal today and had a hand in the second goal.

"We are certainly enjoying his work at the moment, as we are with the vast majority of the team.

"It was a brilliant strike by Macleod and you could see how much it meant to him.

"I was delighted with it and I actually thought both goals were excellent. Both goals were pretty spectacular."

Ayr United boss Mark Roberts was less impressed with Macleod's strike.

He said: "The second goal, when you watch it back, is dangerous play.

"Kevin Kyle was pulled up in the first half for putting his feet into Ian Black, who is about 2ft 3in.

"He gets pulled up for that but someone can overhead kick the ball in the box at head height. I was disappointed with some decisions. We didn't get them."

He added: "We had a game plan and it worked great for 45 minutes but as soon as Rangers got the second it died a bit for us.

"The boys did all right, but I don't like to see them accepting defeat. We should have had a bit more of a go in the second half."

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