Hearts coach Stephen Frail laughed off his touchline stoush with Rangers No2 Ally McCoist during yesterday's 4-2 victory.

"Handbags," laughed Frail afterwards. "I don't think it would have been a great fight. It's one of those things that happens on the touchline. In the heat of the moment silly things are said."

Frail believes their win was inspired by the heat Saulius Mikoliunas generated over his diving storm for Lithuania a week ago.

"I think the Miko thing might have galvanised the team," said Frail. "There had been a lot of criticism, and rightly so, but it went way over the top and pulled the team together.

"Miko was close to playing and we gave him until the last minute. It was a genuine injury, he came off after 30 minutes against the Faroes Islands in midweek, otherwise he would have been in contention."