Naismith injured in Rangers win

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Steven Naismith could be a doubt for the Scotland national team after Rangers manager Ally McCoist revealed he is nursing a knock picked up during the 2-0 win over Aberdeen.

Goals from Steven Davis and Naismith secured all three points to hand the Scottish champions their first home victory of the season and keep them at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. But Naismith's fitness is now a concern for Scotland boss Craig Levein ahead of Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Czech Republic.

"He took a bang on his hip bone but he showed the spirit we are needing," said McCoist.

"It would have been really easy for Naismith to just come off and get an ice pack on it but he didn't.

"He got the ice pack on at half-time and then came back out and that's the sort of mentality and attitude you need when things aren't going according to plan.

"It was all hands on deck and he epitomised that spirit."

On Naismith's Scotland prospects, the Rangers boss added: "I would have to find out Monday morning.

"He's got an ice pack on it and I would hope from Craig and Steven's point of view that it's just a whack and he will be able to recover from it. We will have a better idea Monday morning."

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