Celtic & Rangers latest: Bhoys star shocked, McCoist calls for support


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Stefan Johansen: We're improving

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen insists that the Bhoys are improving by the day, even despite their defeat to Salzburg in the Europa League last night. 

Celtic lost 3-1 to their Austrian opponents, but Johansen has still been encouraged by his side's recent form. 

“The team is getting better and better and you can see it every day in training," Johansen said to the Daily Record.

“People are starting to know their roles in the team and what the gaffer wants. We need to keep improving and we will do.”

McGregor admits shock

Callum McGregor admits that he was shocked by the pace that Red Bull Salzburg started at in their Europa League fixture last night.

Salzburg scored twice in the first-half of the match and the tempo they began at took the Bhoys by surprise. 

"We knew that they liked to press high and get after us, but it shocked us a wee bit that they were coming here and having a real go," McGregor told the Scottish Evening Times.

"After the two goals we kind of gathered ourselves and really pushed on. We definitely deserved a draw."

McCoist wants support

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has appealed for the support of the clubs fans ahead of their fixture against Kilmarnock.

The Light Blues' start to the season has caused the pressure to rise on McCoist, with a number of fans calling for him to be sacked, but the 52-year-old is hoping that they get behind the team on Sunday. 

“I hope (the fans will give me their support). You can please some of the people some of the time," he said to the Express.

“Over the piece, the support has been fantastic with the team and myself and I would hope that continues."

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