McCoist hopes for SFA talks
Ally McCoist is keen to see Rangers and the Scottish Football Association resolve their differences for the good of Scottish football.
The Light Blues boss was responding to comments from SFA president Campbell Ogilvie this week saying he wants to hold clear-the-air talks with Ibrox chief executive Charles Green.
Rangers and the football governing body have clashed over a number of issues during what has been a turbulent time for the club.
Green has been particularly vocal about the treatment of Rangers and was on Thursday cleared of two SFA charges of bringing the game into disrepute and failing to act in the best interests of football following a not proven verdict.
Like Ogilvie, McCoist wants to find a situation where Rangers and the SFA can now forge what he described as "a healthy working relationship" to allow both parties to move on.
He said: "I would echo Campbell's views and sentiments.
"I'm delighted Charles' case was found not proven. From our point of view, it was the right decision, it was a bonus for us.
"At the same time, we are of the opinion that we all have to move forward.
"At a club of our standing, in an ideal world, we have to have a healthy working relationship with the governing body.
"I'm totally aware of that and that's what we should aim for.
"You are obviously not going to agree with every decision that's made that affects both parties but we need to work together for the better and the good of Scottish football."
McCoist also welcomed comments by Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, who admitted he misses the Old Firm rivalry with Rangers, who he referred to as "a great football club."
The Gers boss said: "I thought it was very honest and really refreshing to hear from Mr Desmond.
"What he said obviously came from the heart and it was very honest of him.
"I think it's the view shared by the vast majority of sensible people within the game but it was very nice to hear.
"I'm missing the Old Firm game. I think people who know what the Old Firm game is about and appreciate it will miss it. I don't think there is any doubt about that.
"One or two people say they don't miss it but I'm not sure they understand the Old Firm game and what it's about.
"If Dermot Desmond misses it, I've got to tell you that I miss it."
Newco Rangers were denied entry to the SPL following a vote of top-flight clubs in the summer and voted into the Third Division instead.
Asked if he believes those clubs now regret their decision, McCoist said: "I don't know. You would have to ask them that.
"I do know, when the decision was made, a lot of the chairmen who made the decision for their own clubs were listening to their support.
"That can be a good thing but you would have to ask them if they regret that decision.
"We are where we are and we are really enjoying it.
"It's carnival time every time the lads go on the road and the supporters are really enjoying it.
"We are duty bound to turn the performances into victories and then they'll enjoy it even more."
Rangers hope to claim their first away win in the league this season against bottom side Stirling Albion, who will be without manager Greig McDonald as the match clashes with his wedding.
McCoist said: "On behalf of myself and the club, we would like to wish the happy couple a great day, a happy day and a lovely future together.
"I just hope the post-wedding celebrations are tempered ever so slightly by his team getting beat - but we do wish him all the best.
"It's quite novel. I haven't been involved in too many games where the manager has failed to show because of a marriage proposal.
"It is quite amusing but good luck to them. It certainly won't impact on our attitude and we will be looking forward to the game."