McCoist encouraged by Kyle strike

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Ally McCoist was relieved to see Kevin Kyle, left, break his scoring duck
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Ally McCoist was relieved to see Kevin Kyle, left, break his scoring duck

Ally McCoist hopes Kevin Kyle can go on to score many more goals for Rangers after breaking his duck against East Stirling.

Kyle netted the fourth goal as the Glasgow giants romped to a 6-2 victory at Ochilview in their Irn-Bru Division Three encounter.

"It was good to see Kyle scoring his first goal," said McCoist. "I think you could see the sense of relief from him when it went in. It'll be a weight off his mind, he's had a lot of trouble with injuries, but he earned his goal because he worked hard."

He added: "The big guy is maybe not easy on the eye, but he positions himself well, and he got his goal where he'll get the majority of his goals - at the back post.

"I was conscious about playing him on an artificial surface and he won't be in great nick the morning after the game, but he's getting there.

"He's got a wee neck problem at moment, but he did very well, and his level of fitness is getting better all the time."

East Stirling boss John Coughlin believes Zufle will bounce back following his sending-off against Rangers.

The German midfielder's first-half dismissal left 'Shire' facing a huge task.

"He has only had two starts and was very subdued in the dressing room after the game," Coughlin said. "I don't know if the red card had much of an effect, I had a good view of it and there was no doubt that it was a sending-off. I am sure Phillipp will bounce back, he's a well-educated guy and still learning."

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