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Shaun: Win was for Greig

Shaun Fagan paid tribute to Greig McDonald’s part in the downfall of Rangers as the manager missed a historic win for his wedding – which became a double celebration.

Speaking after Brian Allison’s goal had given Albion a 1-0 victory, the assistant boss said: “Hats off to the gaffer. He put everything in place today, and we just followed it through. He was on the phone this morning and again at 1pm so I’m sure I’ll speak to him again soon! I know what this will mean to him on an already massive day.

“It is a great feeling to beat Rangers, especially with such a young squad. Young Stephen Day is sitting in the dressing-room with his strip on. He doesn’t want to get changed! It was a great team performance.

“Sam Filler made some great saves in the first half but he had to come off at half-time because he could only see out of one eye after a collision with Lee McCulloch. Mark Peat came on and did a job and the back four were different class – they handled big Lee and Kevin Kyle very well.”

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said: “It would be very disrespectful to the opposition to say it’s all about me being embarrassed because that’s not the case at all. I congratulate the opposition and I can only tell you how bitterly disappointed I am.

“We’ve lost a league game here today. We always knew it would be a lot harder than a lot of people were making out and it’s certainly turning out that way.

“But we’ve got a league that we should be winning and at this moment in time our away performances are posing us a big problem. We will work hard and strive to turn the corner and we will. I’ll make sure we will.”