Rangers legend Ally McCoist has claimed Michael Beale is already closing the gap on Celtic.

The Ibrox legend was speaking with the Gers matching their Old Firm rivals in the Premiership since the appointment of the former Gerrard assistant.

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Ally McCoist reckons that whilst the club tasted League Cup disappointment against their Old Firm rivals, the improvement is clear under Michael Beale.

McCoist then bit back at the suggestion the Gallowgate Galacticos are miles ahead of Rangers in comments which come ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

The former Rangers striker and manager also hopes Beale gets a couple of windows to put his stamp on the squad.

“I think he’s done well, I really do,” said McCoist.

“I definitely think the gap has closed.

“He’s only dropped two points; that’s excellent, absolutely excellent.

“There’s a train of thought that Celtic just slightly have the advantage at this moment but I don’t think the gap is what it once was.

“The League Cup final, there wasn’t a lot in it. Celtic probably just the better team. The game at Ibrox (2-2 at New Year), Celtic started well but Rangers probably should have won.

“He’ll know himself, Michael, he’s got to just tweak it a little bit.

“He’ll obviously look to strengthen. Without giving up on this year, which I don’t think for a minute he will do or has done, he’ll know that he’ll need to make changes in the summer.

“I hope he’s given the time to get a couple of transfer windows behind him where he can make it his own squad, his own team.”

Ally McCoist praises Michael Beale

Ally McCoist might be a Rangers legend but his praise of Michael Beale should be taken seriously beyond this.

The Ibrox legend and Sky Sports and TalkSPORT pundit recently picked up the Pundit of the Year Award and it’s not just for his charming wit.

The Rangers legend is always one to speak his mind even if some within the Ibrox support don’t themselves agree and if Super is saying it then it’s coming from a good place.

Michael Beale isn’t the only being praised by Ally McCoist as of late either, as a former Ibrox goalie found out this week.

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