Ally McCoist hails Super Eagles star


Rangers legend Ally McCoist has described Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun as the team’s best centre-back.

This was following the player’s impressive performance against Hearts in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.

Balogun, 35, delivered a stellar performance and McCoist believes the Super Eagles star deserves to retain his spot in the team.

“The one thing to come of this now is I think Butland will play the next game, Balogun will play his next game and Dessers will also. I don’t think you can leave Balogun out now,” McCoist said as quoted by Rangers Review.

Another pundit, Alan Hutton, added, “I was just speaking about it as the game finished.”

“If that’s me and I’ve come into a semi-final and played like that and you come to the next game and you’re not playing, you’re raging. You’re chapping the manager’s door.”

McCoist continued, “I take it a step further. I say Balogun on that performance today is his No.1 centre-back. Goldson might get back in but it’ll be for Souttar.”