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Rangers boss McCoist not taking Albion Rovers for granted

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is not pencilling in a Scottish Cup fifth round win despite his side being drawn with League Two side Albion Rovers.

League One 'Gers are through to the final eight after beating Dunfermline Athletic 4-0 on Friday night but the fact that they meet fourth division Albion will not mean anything to their boss when they clash at Ibrox in early March.

"I wanted a home draw and that's all I asked for after the game on Friday night. We've got that so we have to be pleased," said McCoist who saw Dean Shiels net a hat-trick in the victory over the Pars.

"Albion Rovers are in the quarters for the first time in 80 years and there will be no pressure on them.

"We'll have to be guarded and there will be no complacency from us. The fact we've got the chance to play for a semi-final at Ibrox is a huge incentive.

"We'll treat Rovers with the respect they deserve."

James Ward's Albion are through after beating Stenhousemuir 2-0 at Cliftonhill on Saturday.

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