Ally McCoist dismisses Crystal Palace rumours

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Ally McCoist hailed his Rangers side after their 4-1 Scottish Championship victory over Dumbarton and dismissed reports linking him with the Crystal Palace manager’s post.

First-half goals by Lee McCulloch and Darren McGregor set Rangers up for another home win on the back of Monday’s 8-1 hammering of Clyde in the Petrofac Training Cup.

Although it was a gutsy performance by Dumbarton, a second-half strike by Nicky Clark and an own goal by Chris Turner left Ian Murray’s side on the wrong end of another crushing defeat, with only a Bilel Mohsni own goal for consolation.

McCoist was delighted with his side after their first league win at Ibrox of the season after losing to Hearts at home in their opening league encounter.

He said: “I was really pleased as the football was of a good standard. It’s also really important to get among the goals, but if you get them from different areas of the team it makes you really hard to play against.”

On rumours he is in the frame to succeed Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park, McCoist added: “There has been no contact at all with Crystal Palace. I’ve got a job to do here.

“Anyone who knows me will be aware I am desperately keen to get the job here completed – the immediate one being to get out of this division and that’s where I see myself hopefully short-term and longer term.”