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Sub Templeton takes plaudits

Ally McCoist praised David Templeton after the substitute helped Rangers avoid a shock defeat to Arbroath.

Templeton came off the bench with his side 2-1 down at Ibrox and facing a first League One defeat of the season.

The winger's equaliser and a Lee McCulloch penalty turned the result Rangers' way, and McCoist said: McCoist said: "An on-form David Templeton would play in most teams in the country.

"We have to be fair to him, he has struggled with injury, this season in particular. He hasn't managed to get together a level of fitness that has allowed him to play continually for a longer period of time."

Templeton's latest cameo came on the back of a goalscoring substitute's appearance at Forfar on Monday.

McCoist said: "Certainly, if he can keep himself fit, there's lot more of what we saw today and on Monday in his tank that he can show us.

"I said to Temps after the game that I thought he was absolutely terrific when he came on. He gave us another boost. He scored a great goal and hit the post - a real integral part of the win was Templeton coming on.

"We all know he's got the ability to change games and win games for us and today, after Monday, will do him no harm at all."

Arbroath boss Paul Sheerin said: "I'm proud but ultimately we have lost the game so it is pointless being proud when you lose football matches."