McCoist impressed by Macleod

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says that he is extremely impressed by the performances of youngster Lewis Macleod. The 20-year-old managed to help Rangers secure yet another consecutive victory after a deflected goal against Inverness in the League Cup second round. Rangers may not be top of the table in the Scottish Championship just yet, but they have won the last five matches in succession. The form of Macleod has been a major reason behind it. The goal against Inverness was the fifth goal of the campaign for the 20-year-old, who is already attracting a lot of attention.

McCoist says that he is not sure how far the youngster can go in his career, but the club are trying to protect him for the moment. Macleod has faced issues with muscular injuries the last few years. It has been the case this campaign as well. McCoist says that the club are wrapping him in cotton wool so that he does not lose a promising career because of injuries. It was important for Rangers to get this victory and progress to the next stage of the competition. It will provide the club was some much-needed revenues, as it was recently revealed that Rangers could face yet another administration if they do not make up £ 4 million through a share issue.

“Lewis is terrific. We asked him to contribute more goals and assists and that little bit more of a killer instinct. He’s certainly given us that. How far can he go? He’s a good young player and that’s probably all I’d say at the moment. In history Rangers have had great young players coming through and I hope he goes on and does as well as some of them. It’s just great to have him back,” said the Rangers manager, whose team face Falkirk in the next round.