Ally McCoist recalls 'brilliant' week for Rangers, not giving up on title
Ally McCoist has recalled a ‘brilliant’ week for Rangers after their progression in two cup competitions, and admitted he isn’t giving up hope of the title either.
Rangers earned a 3-1 win over Braga after extra-time in the Europa League to reach the semi-finals, before beating Celtic 2-1 after extra-time just three days later to make the Scottish Cup final.
McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT [April 19, 7:15am], said the atmosphere was ‘amazing’ at Ibrox in Thursday’s win and said he is not giving up on the title either although he admits it would take ‘one of the biggest collapses of all time’.
“It’s been a great week. I was at the game (on Thursday),” he said. “I was working and it was brilliant.
“The atmosphere was amazing. They should have been home and dry, honestly it could have been 5-0 then we lost a goal right in the last seven minutes to take it to extra time. But that’s just what we do.”
“I hope so [it sparks a comeback in the title race]. You’ve got to keep going. You’ve got to believe and keep going.
“It would be one of the biggest collapses of all time but you’ve got to believe it can happen.”
Rangers have saved their season with the two wins in the last week, and with one more Old Firm derby to come this season at Parkhead it’s still all to play for.
A six-point gap is obviously massive, but Celtic’s defeat is their first in a while and we now need to see how they bounce back and what their character is like.
If the club find themselves rattled and Rangers can apply the pressure enough to see them drop points again, that final derby is absolutely huge in the landscape of the campaign.
No Rangers fans are expecting it in this way, so there’s nothing lost if it doesn’t happen, but the hope is back because of the progression in the cup competitions.
McCoist is the leader of the pack for Rangers fans and will be the face of it all, but so long as there is a chance then there should be belief and Rangers will never let that flame die out while there is a chance.