Ally McCoist admits he's "surprised" Celtic aren't top

By Hamish Carton

October 10, 2019

Rangers favourite Ally McCoist admits he is “surprised” that Celtic are no longer top of the Premiership.

The eight-in-a-row champions relinquished top spot at the weekend when they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Livingston. Rangers’ 5-0 success over Hamilton Accies moved them to the summit of the table – a place they have rarely found themselves in the last decade.

And McCoist admits he didn’t expect to see Celtic off the top so soon after their terrific derby victory at Ibrox.

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“After Celtic, there’s no other way to put it, comprehensively beat Rangers at Ibrox where I was very, very disappointed, I am very pleasantly surprised to see Rangers back at the top of the table.

“I didn’t think that it would happen this quickly.” (talkSPORT, 8am, 10/10/2019)

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Celtic could soon pile the misery on McCoist again

McCoist probably kind of sums up the feelings of the Rangers support. The former forward says he was “very, very disappointed” after our wonderful Govan win, and that’s how a lot of Gers fans will have felt.

They were convinced that they were about to put us in our place at Ibrox but we showed our quality on the day and were deserved winners. We had the bragging rights, and the title advantage, for a short period of time but our two most recent results have effectively undone the good work of Ibrox.

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But the Celtic side must take confidence from that win and remind themselves that they’re so much better than Steven Gerrard’s side. The Ibrox club will drop points in the coming months – that much is a guarantee – but we must capitalise on them and make sure we’re back at the top of the league by the winter break.

If that’s the case then McCoist and co will soon be feeling the heat again.