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McCOIST CALLS FOR RESPONSE
Ally McCoist: Looking to bounce back
The Light Blues started the week on a major high by beating Celtic 4-2 in the
first Old Firm derby of the season to move four points clear in the Clydesdale
Bank Premier League.
But they followed that with a shock 3-2 loss at Falkirk in the Scottish
Communities League Cup, losing a late goal to Mark Millar’s free-kick after
fighting back from two goals down.
McCoist has told his players they cannot just raise their game for Old Firm
encounters and must realise every match for Rangers is a big occasion.
And he wants to see the right attitude at East End Park tomorrow
McCoist told http://www.rangers.co.uk: “As I’ve said 100 times, the Celtic game is
massive but it’s not the be all and end all.
“It’s no use performing out of your skin against them if you can’t do it
“That’s the biggest thing about playing at this football club – you have to
be able to do it in every game and we need a good reaction now.”
Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre is anticipating one of those when his team
host the champions.
“They’ll certainly be disappointed, and any time you lose a game you look for
the reaction in the next match,” McIntyre warned.
“They were fabulous last weekend against Celtic and we know when the
champions come to town that they have top players.
“We’ll need 11 players on top form to have a chance. That’s not being
pessimistic – it’s facts.
“They have better players than us, but that doesn’t always win you the
“We need to make sure we are well organised and disciplined, but at the same
time we need to take our chances and try to play with a freedom.”