ALLY McCOIST continues to put a brave face on a worsening situation.
STEVE SIMONSEN was a mightily relieved man as Kris Boyd returned to scoring form to secure a crack at SPFL Premiership leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the second round of the League Cup.
DURING the darks days in the aftermath of knee ligament surgery, Darren McGregor used to gaze at an image of him scoring for St Mirren against Rangers at Ibrox to seek inspiration.
IF it was premature to rain criticism on top of Rangers following a sluggish start to the season then it is surely also too early to say they have turned the corner following two home wins in succession over part-time opposition.
THE Scottish Football Association's zero tolerance policy on gambling within the game means Ally McCoist couldn't have a punt on his team winning the League Cup even if he wanted to.