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McCoist frustrated after exit

Rangers boss Ally McCoist believes his team's shortcomings were exposed as they lost 3-1 to Dundee United in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

McCoist's men were looking to emulate last season's Queen of the South team by adding a cup to their third-tier triumph, but their dream of a double ended as they were punished for some dreadful defending.

Rangers produced endeavour in abundance and could have caused a major cup upset, but for some poor finishing.

But McCoist refused to single out any individuals for criticism after the match, as his dream of taking his team to a first Scottish Cup final ended.

"I didn't speak to anyone individually. I spoke to all the boys," McCoist said. "Every one of them is disappointed.

"It would be unfair and wrong of me to single anyone out for errors. We missed chances and we gifted one or two goals.

"You win and lose as a team, although of course they were individual errors. I thought we were the better team for the majority of the game but poor decisions cost us.

"I thought we slit our own throat with the goals we lost and our level of finishing wasn't what it should be."