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Templeton takes plaudits

Ally McCoist identified David Templeton's introduction as the key moment in Rangers' Challenge Cup win over Hibernian.

A 2-1 extra-time victory for the Gers on Tuesday night booked a second-round date with Clyde, now managed by former Ibrox captain Barry Ferguson.

Hibs looked likelier winners when Danny Handling equalised a Lewis Macleod goal just before the hour, but Handling was then sent off for a foul on sub Templeton.

Nicky Law's 101st-minute strike then settled it Rangers' way, and McCoist said: "The change definitely helped us and the wee fella was absolutely terrific when he came on. David caused them all sorts of problems.

"We played reasonably well in the first half but Hibs certainly dominated the first 20 to 25 minutes of the second.

"We could have won with a chance right at the death through Kris Boyd but it needed extra-time and we kept going.

"It was two wonderful finishes from Lewis and Nicky and there was improvement in us but the most important thing was we won the tie.

"The main objective - and particularly in a cup match - was to get through and thankfully we did that."