McCoist hails Gers attitude

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Ally McCoist was delighted after Rangers hit East Stirling for six
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Ally McCoist was delighted after Rangers hit East Stirling for six

Rangers manager Ally McCoist praised the attitude of his players following their 6-2 victory over East Stirling.

The Ibrox side netted four times in the second half at Ochilview to extend their lead at the top of Irn-Bru Division Three to five points.

Lee McCulloch opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 12 minutes before East Stirling were reduced to 10 men when Phillipp Zufle was sent off just after the half-hour for a poorly-timed challenge on Kevin Kyle.

Andrew Little doubled Rangers' lead soon after, although the hosts reduced the deficit almost immediately when Kevin Turner headed home Nathan Shepherd's corner.

Lee Wallace re-established Rangers' two-goal advantage four minutes after the break but their lead was cut for the second time when Paul Quinn slotted home from the penalty spot.

Rangers were rewarded for their dominance throughout much of the second half when Kyle and Kai Naismith both netted to put the game well out of the reach of their opponents before McCulloch added a sixth goal late on.

"I was delighted to score six goals and equally delighted to take all three points," McCoist said.

"That being said, I was disappointed to have lost two goals, I can't remember Neil (Alexander) having a save to make but we conceded two goals.

"After the sending off I would have liked for us to have killed the game off a little quicker and we did have chances to do that.

"We have started to demonstrate a good tempo at the beginning of matches and I felt overall today the attitude of the players was first-class."

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