No special treatment, says McCoist

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Ally McCoist has been frustrated by Rangers' performances this season
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Ally McCoist has been frustrated by Rangers' performances this season

Rangers boss Ally McCoist does not expect special treatment if he is unable to deliver results - regardless of the high regard in which he is held by the Ibrox faithful.

McCoist earned legendary status as a record-breaking striker during his playing days with the Light Blues and endeared himself further with the way he helped hold the club together during recent troubled times.

However, fans have become increasingly frustrated with the outcome of matches this season which have fallen short of their high expectations.

Rangers have yet to record a victory away from home in the Irn-Bru Third Division and suffered their first defeat of the campaign when they crashed out of the Ramsdens Cup to Queen of the South on penalties midweek.

McCoist said: "I believe that I'll get as hard a time as any manager would get if you don't get results because that's the fact of the matter.

"I don't think for a minute that I'm not going to get any stick if we don't get results - far from it in fact. I think I should be judged the same as every other manager - and that's on results."

Rangers were consigned to liquidation in the summer after a number of months in administration and were voted into Scottish football's bottom tier after losing their status as a Clydesdale Bank Premier League club.

McCoist added: "Fans will look at different cases and scenarios within a manager's remit and a manager's period at the club.

"That aside, I've got a job to do and I'm duty bound to the supporters and, indeed, the club to get football results and get us out of the division and that's what I aim to do.

"If I don't do that, absolutely, I'll get as much stick as the next man and there is no reason why I shouldn't."

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