Ally McCoist insists he does not feel under any extra pressure despite watching Rangers crash to their first defeat in the Irn-Bru Third Division.
The Glasgow giants travelled to Stirling Albion and were expected to pick up their first league win on the road this season against a side rock bottom of the table. But, despite heading into the clash on the back of five defeats in a row in the bottom tier, the Binos stunned Rangers 1-0 to claim only their second win of the campaign.
Despite enduring another disappointing result, McCoist claims he is not feeling the strain, insisting: "Not any more than I would after any game. I just feel frustrated. That's my over-riding feeling - frustration at not getting away victories in the division. At the same time, there is a determination to get it right and put it right and we will."
He added: "We've lost a league game here today. We always knew it would be a lot harder than a lot of people were making out and it's certainly turning out that way.
"But we've got a league that we should be winning and at this moment in time our away performances are posing us a big problem. We will work hard and strive to turn the corner and we will. I'll make sure we will."
Asked if he is under more scrutiny than ever, McCoist added: "Absolutely. It goes with the territory.
"Nobody needs to remind me of what's required from any football manager and that's results. Today we lost a league game that we are really sore about but we will bounce back.
"Time will tell if we are good enough to get out of the division. I would stand here and tell you we are and we will be. That's my belief and nothing has changed. But saying it is one thing, we will have to prove we can do it."
Brian Allison grabbed the only goal of the game for struggling Stirling to prevent Rangers from moving top of the table.
McCoist said: "I'm not embarrassed. I'm extremely disappointed. It would be very disrespectful to the opposition to say it's all about me being embarrassed because that's not the case at all. I congratulate the opposition and I can only tell you how bitterly disappointed I am."
- Ally McCoist
- Stirling Albion