McCoist sore over Cup exit

RANGERS manager Ally McCoist branded their Ramsdens Cup exit to Queen of the South "a sore one" after suffering their first defeat of the season.

The Light Blues were sent crashing out of the tournament after a dramatic penalty shoot-out decided the third round tie at Ibrox, which was still deadlocked at 2-2 after extra-time.

Rangers' form has been mixed so far this season and they have yet to record a win on the road in the Third Division.

Last night's loss ends hopes of a domestic clean sweep of silverware this term. McCoist said: "It's a sore one, that's for sure. It's really, really disappointing to get beat and knocked out in the manner we did."

Nicky Clark opened the scoring for Queen of the South, before Barrie McKay levelled and Lee McCulloch netted from the penalty spot.

The visitors forced the tie into extra-time thanks to Gavin Reilly's strike in injury-time.

Both teams finished the match with 10 men after substitute Kevin Kyle saw red for Rangers after just 13 minutes on the park and Willie Gibson was sent off for the Dumfries side.