No complaints from beaten McCoist

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Ally McCoist admitted Rangers were second best as they lost to Inverness
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Ally McCoist admitted Rangers were second best as they lost to Inverness

Manager Ally McCoist admits Rangers got what they deserved as they crashed out of the Scottish Communities League Cup at the hands of Inverness.

The Highlanders claimed a 3-0 win at Ibrox to book their place in the last four of the competition and McCoist had no real complaints about the outcome.

He said: "In the second half, Inverness were better than us, without doubt, and deserve to be in the semi-final more than we do."

It was a far cry from Rangers' performance against then Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders Motherwell in the last round.

McCoist went on: "It was an opportunity for us to compete against an SPL team again, which we did do against Motherwell. The level of intensity that we played the game at tonight was miles short of the intensity that we played the game at against Motherwell.

"In the second half, we got what we deserved and so did Inverness."

The victory saw Inverness book their place in the semi-final of the competition for the first time.

"I'm absolutely thrilled," boss Terry Butcher said. "We talked about what it would be like to come here and play, a lot of the boys hadn't been here before.

"It's a fantastic place to play football, very intimidating, but I thought they handled the occasion very well.

"They played some lovely stuff and we always believe we can score. The shape of the team was excellent and everybody worked hard. It was an excellent performance and I'm very pleased."

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