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McCoist on Little, Murray on King, Simonsen no benchwarmer - Rangers morning update

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has praised the role Andy Little played in their 5-1 win over Arbroath at the weekend.

The Evening Times reports that McCoist has hinted at giving the Northern Irishman a more central role in the future.

'I thought the game changed when we put Andy Little through the middle. He was very direct and turned their back four.

'I was pleased to see him get his goal because I thought the rest of our team reacted to Andy’s contribution'.

The Rangers manager also hailed Lee McCulloch after he grabbed a hat-trick in the 5-1 win, despite playing at centre-back.

The newspaper also reports that former Gers director Paul Murray has said he would like to work with Dave King again if the businessman decides to invest in the club in the future.

Murray is currently part of a group trying to force through changes at boardroom level and has welcomed the prospect of King’s involvement.

'I think he would be a fantastic guy to have at the club again. I don’t know what he thinks. I last spoke to him about six weeks ago or so. But he has obviously got the same concerns as we have about the club'.

In other news, Steve Simonsen has said he has not arrived at Ibrox to make up the numbers, he said in an interview with the club’s website, after he signed a deal with the club until the end of the season.

Simonsen said: 'I’m here to push Cammy (Bell) as hard as I possibly can and if I get a chance along the way, I’ll grab it with both hands.

'No footballer wants to sit on the bench all the time and hopefully the two of us can have a healthy rivalry'.

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