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McCoist silent on quit reports

2014-12-13 09:35
Ally McCoist (File)

Glasgow - Rangers manager Ally McCoist suffered fresh humiliation on Friday as his Scottish Championship club crashed to a dismal 2-0 defeat at Queen of the South just hours after he refused to be drawn on reports he had offered to resign.

McCoist has come under pressure from Rangers supporters in recent weeks, with the fallen Glasgow giants trailing Hearts by nine points in the race to win promotion to the Premiership, and various reports on Friday suggested he had tendered his resignation.

The club have refused to comment on the story and, speaking to BT Sport before the game in Dumfries, McCoist made it clear he was committed to the cause.

"I am completely focused on the game and I can't comment on anything else," he told BT Sport. "You'd need to talk to the club about all that.

"I've no idea if this will be my last game. I certainly hope not. I've no plan to talk to the board and there's nothing on my mind other than picking up three points.

"I can assure (the fans) I am 100 per cent committed on getting them back to the top."

But McCoist's slender hold on his job suffered another blow as his Rangers players delivered a lacklustre display against promotion rivals Queen of the South at Palmerston.

Goals from Kevin Holt, who fired home with a fine 22nd minute free-kick and Gavin Reilly, who converted from close-range in the 67th minute, left the Ibrox side in danger of falling 12 points behind Hearts and all-but out of the race for automatic promotion.

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