It Is Not How You Deal With Winning That Matters

10 January 2013 01:38
Credit where credit is due; you have to recognise a good performance

Elgin City manager Ross Jack is full of praise for his Ibrox opposite number Ally McCoist for way he reacted after Saturday’s 1-1 draw. Elgin were down to 10 men, after Paul Harkins was sent off before half-time,  and losing 1-0 before Stuart Leslie was credited with a late equaliser for the Moray men to end Rangers’ perfect record at home in the Third Division this season. The final whistle was the cue for the Elgin players to celebrate on the pitch as if they had won a Cup Final before running to their fans.  McCoist waited patiently in the tunnel to shake their hands squad and congratulate each player on his performance. Jack said: "I am sure that Ally was disappointed at dropping a couple of points especially with conceding a late goal but he took the time to greet our players when they came off. When you consider their celebrations and the fact they went over to the other side of the pitch to wave to our fans he was kept waiting for quite a few minutes. That tells you a lot about the character of Ally and Kenny McDowall, who stayed with him, and our players thought it was great. A lot of talk in football is about money but gestures like that one showed Ally’s class and what is good about the game."

Source: ScottishFitba


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