LIFE’S A Mccoist says Gers must win away – even on the plastic PITCH
ALLY McCOIST has told his players they must get used to plastic pitches as they prepare for their FIFTH attempt to win away from Ibrox.
Rangers moved top of the Third Division table with a 2-0 home win over Queen’s Park on Saturday – but they will probably need to break their duck on the road to stay there.
Broadwood is the latest destination as Rangers look to atone for their defeat at Stirling earlier this month.
And although Clyde’s pitch offers one of the larger areas to play in the bottom tier, it comes with artificial turf. McCoist felt such a surface may have played a part in the ankle ligament injury suffered by David Templeton (below) at Annan in September, which is still keeping the winger out.
But he appreciates that such surfaces are part of the package in the Third Division.
“At this level, it’s easy for me to say I’m against them because of the injury we had to Temps,” said McCoist.
“Generally speaking I am against them. I don’t have my boys training on them and we’ve got a couple of artificial surfaces at Murray Park.
“That said, I do appreciate the value they have at the Division Three clubs.
“What I’m saying is I would rather my team didn’t play on them.”