Ally McCoist was adamant the opportunity to deny Celtic a Clydesdale Bank Premier League title party at Ibrox was not the motivation behind Rangers' 3-2 win in Sunday's Old Firm derby.

Victory would have allowed the Hoops to clinch the trophy at the home of their greatest rivals. However, the celebrations were put on hold as the beleaguered Scottish champions claimed victory on a day when three players saw red and Celtic boss Neil Lennon was sent to the stand.

McCoist said: "I know you won't believe me but I didn't want to win the game to stop Celtic winning the title. I'm not interested in that to be honest with you. I wanted to win the game because we were playing our biggest rivals in one of the biggest fixtures of the season. There was no more pressure, no more desire."

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