The Wasps will visit Ibrox on Saturday looking to cause a shock just as they did at Recreation Park nearly two months ago.

Back then, Athletic went in front and it took a late equaliser from David Templeton for Gers to salvage a point.

The 1-1 draw between the sides on a difficult artificial surface ended a good run of seven consecutive wins from the Light Blues.

This time they go into a meeting with Barry Smith’s men off the back of eight wins in a row and they’re looking far more ruthless than they did in September.

Between that and the fact the game takes place at home, where the pitch is in immaculate conditions, McCoist expects his players to rise to the occasion far more.

He said: “I still think we were unlucky not to win and we could have sneaked away with three points but we didn’t play well at Alloa.

“They’re a good side at home. They drew with us, beat Hibs and Hearts had score in the last couple of minutes to beat them.

“I’m hoping it will be a different occasion with us being at home on a grass park at Ibrox, which we are certainly enjoying.

“Our team, at this moment in time, looks to be mentally stronger than we certainly were on that particular day.

“I’m extremely hopeful we will take the game to Alloa on Saturday and that it will be a completely different game. Hopefully that will be enough for us to get a win.

“Particularly at home, we do try to go out and entertain and attack. In recent weeks we feel we have been doing that.

“We’re on a good run at the moment and it goes without saying I’ll be delighted if we can continue our winning form.”

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