Rangers legend has advice for Ibrox side regarding Ally McCoist

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Rangers legend Derek Johnstone says that the Ibrox outfit should invite Ally McCoist to their Scottish Championship title party.

Derek Johnstone has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers should invite Ally McCoist to their Scottish Championship title party.

Rangers have already won the Scottish Championship title this season and have gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Mark Warburton’s side will be presented with the trophy later this month, and Rangers legend Johnstone believes that McCoist should be invited to the occasion.

McCoist was in charge of the Gers from 2011 until 2014, guiding the club to Third Division and League One triumphs in successive seasons.

Johnstone, who played for the Glasgow giants in the 1970s and 1980s and is a club legend, believes that Rangers should invite the former Scotland international striker to the title party.

“Ally, in the end, took an awful lot of stick from so many people but he started off the recovery,” Johnstone told The Glasgow Evening Times. “He had a job to do in the Third Division and League One and that was to get Rangers through the leagues amid everything else that was going on at the club.

“He did that and he had a big part to play in The Journey. I hope that he is back at Ibrox for the game against Alloa in a couple of weeks.”

“You can’t forget what Ally, and Kenny McDowall and Gordon Durie, did for Rangers during their time at the club,” added the former Scotland international. “I think every one of them deserve a pat on the back.

"For the last home game, I would like to think they would be asked back to Ibrox, and perhaps some of the former players, to say thanks for what they did for Rangers over the years. I am sure if they asked Ally he would be there in a heartbeat.”

Rangers will return to action this afternoon when they take on Peterhead at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Then next weekend, the Gers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

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