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McCoist unhappy, hopeful over Zaliukas: Rangers morning news

Rangers managed to keep up their 100% record in League One after a 1-0 win over Forfar courtesy of an Andy Little strike shortly before half time.

Despite the win, manager Ally McCoist wasn’t happy with the performance of his side.

He said: “I wasn’t happy with the performance and I told the players that afterwards. But I can sympathise with them because of the wind.

“The wind was horrendous. It was all over the place. You saw that with the number of times the ball hung in the air or went flying forward.

“It certainly didn’t help the flow of the game and it didn’t help us pass the ball. I would cut the players some slack because of the wind. We probably won’t have to earn another three points like that this year.”

Vice-captain Lee Wallace admitted that the game was ‘a battle’ and has said the side can play a lot better, but was delighted to get the win.

He told Rangers TV: “There’s no doubt we can play a lot better, we realise that and I think it’s good we came through that test as a team.

“We know we are going to come to these places and it’s not always going to be pretty but it’s just about having that little bit of resilience and solidity and that bit of experience to try and win the game.”

There is still a bit of transfer news around the club as Ally McCoist is still trying to secure the signature of ex-Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas.

McCoist offered the Lithuanian a contract after he impressed the Gers boss during a trial period, and is hopeful of getting the deal done.

McCoist said: “I am going to phone him to see what the situation is. I will have a chat to him and see what he has got to say.”

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