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Ally McCoist has quipped he would have bet on Ibrox not being chosen by the SPFL as the venue for the 2014 Scottish League Cup final.


Celtic Park will host the fixture on March 16, with Aberdeen taking on Inverness Caledonian Thistle for the trophy.


Asked if he was surprised his club's ground had been overlooked for the occasion, McCoist replied: "Not surprised at all.


"I did say to the chief executive that if we were allowed to bet, which of course we are not, get a few quid on the cup final not being at Ibrox.


"I just didn't think it would be. It was my own opinion.


"I think obviously Neil [Doncaster], or indeed whoever is running the SPFL, made the decision and they'll stick by it."


In an interview with STV on Wednesday, SPFL chief executive Doncaster said Ibrox couldn't be used because it was likely a live game would be played at the ground the day before, causing logistical problems for television companies.


McCoist refuted that suggestion, saying: "I've worked with television long enough that I know these boys are unbelievable at their job in terms of de-rigging and setting up for games.


"Come on. That doesn't wash with me and I don't think it washes with you either."

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