ALLY McCOIST admits Rangers only have themselves to blame for the way they lost this afternoon’s Old Firm derby against Celtic.

The hosts were comfortable 3-0 winners against Neil Lennon’s side at Parkhead but the Light Blues were slack each time they conceded.

Charlie Mulgrew was unmarked when he scored the opener and Kyle Bartley then mistimed a tackle on Kris Commons before the winger grabbed the second.

Gers were culpable at the third after the break too as they gave away possession in midfield and Gary Hooper struck.

McCoist cut a frustrated figure after the final whistle as he looked back on a game when his men might have got a better result had they been tighter and more ruthless themselves.

He said: “I don’t have any complaints about the result at all and I’m not sure we did enough to get anything out of the game.

“We did have chances but when you don’t take them, you certainly run the risk of running out of luck.

“The one thing which really disappointed me was I felt we played a big part in our own downfall.

“We didn’t defend anything like we can for goals one and three, if not for all three goals actually. When you don’t defend well enough, you lose goals and that was the case.

“There was nothing outstanding in the game and Celtic never really did anything that was scaring us as such.

“I just felt the marking for the first one was extremely poor and then we lost possession in the middle of the park for the third.

“Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and admit you were beaten fair and square but the manner of how we lost our goals was not good.”

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