Ally McCoist trying ahead to having the backing of an Aberdeen crowd when he captains Group Scotland in Battle of the Brits tennis spectacular
Former Rangers striker McCoist – who will function certainly one of Scotland’s crew captains for the court docket motion alongside 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie – isn’t used to having the help of a house crowd within the Granite Metropolis, and says he’s “trying ahead to it”.
Nevertheless, the 59-year-old who is without doubt one of the sports activities world’s largest jokers, thinks he’ll must “wait and see” what reception he receives from the followers at P&J Dwell.
Ally McCoist admits he may “disguise behind” tennis legends Andy and Jamie Murray at this month’s Schroders Battle of the Brits – Scotland v England occasion in Aberdeen.
Forward of the occasion on December 21 and 22, McCoist mentioned: “I performed for Scotland towards Egypt in 1990 (at Pittodrie).
“I believe that was the one time that I’d been backed by a house crowd in Aberdeen. Hopefully, expectantly, this would be the second time.
“I’m trying ahead to it, though, I’ve received to be brutally sincere, I’ll want to attend and see. I’m not completely satisfied that would be the case.
“I’ll disguise behind Andy and Jamie!”
Throughout his soccer profession, McCoist skilled the sporting rivalry between Scotland and England firsthand, turning out for the nationwide crew towards the Auld Enemy, whereas additionally collaborating in Scotland v England matches at Rangers coaching through the Graeme Souness period.
McCoist is simply as decided to attain a victory for the nation in his new function as tennis crew skipper.
He additionally desperately needs get one over on Chris Sutton, the previous Celtic striker who is without doubt one of the Group England captains alongside TV’s Clare Balding.
McCoist mentioned: “My file really in Scotland v England matches wasn’t the most effective. I believe I possibly received a draw, we misplaced at Hampden and a 1-0 and 2-0 defeat at Wembley. I purpose to go higher than that within the tennis event.
“The unofficial Scotland v England matches, pricey me, I hope the gamers present higher, much better, behaviour than a few of the gamers concerned in these unofficial matches which we used to have in coaching at Rangers.”
On his pleasant rivalry with Sutton, he added: “I understand how a lot all of the boys need to win, however they gained’t need to win as a lot as me and Sutton.
“Oh man, it doesn’t bear fascinated with if we don’t win this. He’s insufferable at the most effective of the instances – if it’s potential, he’ll be doubly insufferable.
“I’m trying ahead to him getting his second England cap. He’s the one participant to get two caps on the at some point: his first and his final. It’s one other alternative for him to symbolize England.”