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Sat 01 Sep 2012

Rory McAllister might have notched both goals as the Blue Toon eased their way past Montrose, but manager Jim McInally says the former Brechin City man will send him to an early grave.

McAllister notched twice after the interval as the Blue Toon beat Montrose 2-0, but passed up a glorious chance between his strikes to leave McINally raging.

The former Morton manger said "The first half, neither goalkeeper had a save to make, which annoyed me. I said to the boys at half-time that they were nowhere near the standards they've set themsleves.

"I told them that if you're going to lose, do it ahving shot at goal and trying to win the game, don't just accept that it's a battle but show you've got more than that.

"As soon as the second half started, I thought we dominated, especially the early part of it."

McInally praised McAllister, continuing "The goal we scored was unbelieveable and changed the tone of the whole game.

"He'll put me in an early grave! I phoned him this morning to tell him how good he is, and he scores a goal like that, and then five minutes later he does that (McAllister's lofted effort over the bar).

"I could maybe live with it at four or five nil, but then he pops up again. He's a unique boy with a gift for scoring goals. He's uncoachable, but I love having him.

McAllister celebrates his second with Jamie Redman

"I was a wee bit concerned that he might have thought something would happen for him on deadline day. He wasn't quite himself on Thursday night at training. Neale Cooper had phoned him over the summer and asked if he wanted to go to Hartlepool but never followed it through and I was worried that he thought his chance had maybe gone.

"He's brilliant. He enjoys it here. He's always going to be wanted with a gift like he's got, but he would drive you crazy!"

The manager was honest about his side's performance ahead of the international break, concluding "It wasn't a good enough performance really. It was a good victory, but they've set themselves standards that they didn't reach.

"It's nit-picking, because winning games in this league is tough and we're doing really well, results-wise."

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