ALLY MCCOIST was delighted to see his side return to winning ways against Berwick Rangers but admits he was unhappy with the sloppy goals conceded in the second half.

With the Light Blues 3-0 up after 52 minutes thanks to goals from Andy Little (2) and David Templeton the Borderers got it back to 3-2 on 72 minutes with substitute Ross Gray and Fraser McLaren on target.

Thankfully, Little responded immediately to complete his hat-trick and the victory has taken Rangers 19 points clear at the top of the Third Division.

McCoist was understandably pleased with the final result but would have preferred if his side had avoided their second half scare.

He said: “We got three points and four good goals and again there are far more pluses than there are negatives.

“In saying that I’m disappointed, really disappointed, with the two goals we lost.

“I thought Ross’ initial header (for the first) wasn’t great and Andy Little didn’t defend the front post area well enough for the corner.

“They were the negatives but in terms of the positives I thought at times some of the football was good and we certainly had more of a cutting edge to our play today.

“There were four good goals and we could and should have had more. There is no doubt about that.”

Ally believes Chris Hegarty will be ok after the defender’s thigh went into spasm in the second half and he had to come off.

He also explained his decision to leave Barrie McKay out of his 16-man squad.

He added: “Barrie’s fine, he’s just been rested a little bit.

“Robbie was very unfortunate to be left out the week before and Airdy scored at Queen’s Park.

“So Barrie’s fine and we will get him back in.”

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