McCoist delivers England jibe as Rangers hero hails 'better few days' for Scotland

McCoist delivers England jibe as Rangers hero hails 'better week' for Scotland
McCoist delivers England jibe as Rangers hero hails 'better week' for Scotland

ALLY MCCOIST delivered an on-air England jibe after Gareth Southgate's side lost to Italy and Scotland beat Ireland and Ukraine.

Southgate's men lost to Italy on Friday in a defeat which sees the nation relegated in the Nations League.

Scotland meanwhile earned two wins from two so far in the international break with victories over Ireland and Ukraine at Hampden.

Former Rangers and Scotland striker McCoist couldn't resist a dig at the Auld Enemy as they slipped to defeat with a winless run extending to five matches.

Lapping up the Scotland form amid the dire England run, McCoist said on talkSPORT: "It was certainly a better few days for Steve Clarke than it was for Gareth Southgate again."

Scotland could leapfrog England and take a spot in the top section of the Nations League should they win the group by earning a point against Ukraine.

The national team head to Poland for the final match of the group stage with a draw enough to take top spot.

Offering his take on the comeback 2-1 win over Ukraine at Hampden, McCoist said: "They were a lot better second half. First half, Ireland were probably the better team when they went ahead with Egan's goal. We came out second half and Scotland were a lot better.

"A good header (to equalise), and Jack Hendry has been very good the last two games. I thought he was excellent against Ukraine as well.

"Then Ireland had a chance to score but Craig Gordon saved, and then we got a penalty.

"I heard Stephen Kenny and the guys talking about it after the game, but I actually thought it was a penalty in the modern day.

"You would be moaning about it if you lost if, but it certainly does hit his arm. Then Ryan Christie tucked it away.

"It gives Scotland a good opportunity of winning that group again, if they can just get a point against Ukraine on Tuesday."