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Ally McCoist set to take charge of 100th Rangers game.

Ian Black has been banned for three games with a further seven suspended after betting on his own side to lose, though the only one involving Rangers was betting on his side to draw.

Ironically Black scored in the game as Rangers won 4-2 against East Stirling, but other bets relate to his time at Hearts.

The midfielder also received a £7,500 fine but manager Ally McCoist will stand by the player according to a report in the Daily Record, as he is set to miss games against Arbroah, Queen of the South and Forfar.

Fraser Wishart, chief executive of the PFA in Scotland hopes the case would lead to a greater debate on football’s relationship with gambling and a possible change in regulations according to the Herald.

Ally McCoist is set to take charge of his 100th Rangers game against Arbroath at Ibrox tomorrow and Nicky Clark is looking forward to the challenge against the Red Lichties.

Clark told the Rangers website: “They are a good team, a big physical team or there were last season anyway.

“I’m sure if we go into it in the right frame of mind we will do fine.

“It’s the same as most teams, they always raise their game when they play Rangers or Celtic so it will be hard but if we can get an early goal like we did in our last game I’m sure we can kick on from there.”

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