McCoist warns Gers they must expect more ‘cup ties’ on their travels

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Rangers manager Ally McCoist has told his players they must quickly learn to adapt to life in Scottish football’s bottom tier following yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Berwick Rangers.

The Ibrox side are still waiting for their first away win in the Irn-Bru Third Division, having also shared the points at Peterhead on the opening day.

Brechin also ran McCoist’s men close in the Ramsdens Cup, with an extra-time winner required to progress, and the manager insists his side should have seen enough by now to realise exactly what they will be up against this season.

He said: “It’s a fact, every away game is going to be a Scottish Cup tie. That’s the way it is, that’s what we are going to be faced with.

“Teams will be up for it, they will be aggressive, they will be in your face. They will also try and play, it’s not kick and rush.

“It’s something we are going to be faced with and they’ve got to realise that – they must 
realise it.”

Asked if his players have an attitude problem, McCoist added: “That’s probably as big a criticism as you could level at any player so I would be loathe to say that.”