Rangers star Bilel Mohsni warned he must curb volatile temper

Bilel Mohsni: Will have to curb his temper

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Rangers boss Ally McCoist has spoken with defender Bilel Mohsni about his conduct on the pitch after a second red card inside a month.

Mohsni received a second yellow card during the 2-1 win over Brechin on Saturday after kicking the ball against an opponent after play had stopped.

The former Southend player was also dismissed against Airdrie after a clash with Gary Bollan, and after missing games against Ayr and Stenhousemuir, he will return with another ban hanging over him as he is one booking shy of the threshold.

"I was very angry and disappointed on Saturday. Bilel knew that and the sending-off was silly and needless. It put us under a little bit of pressure," McCoist said.

"We had a good chat about it this morning and he's in total agreement with the sending-off, as you would expect. It was a silly thing to do but now we move on.

"We don't want it to happen again obviously and hopefully we can learn lessons from that particular incident.

"Bilel is like Madjid Bougherra was in many ways. They're both really passionate about their football and they react differently when they think an injustice has taken place.

"There was certainly no injustice in the sending-off, though. We just have to direct Bilel's passion and his natural aggression and sometimes he needs to take a step back.

"If that means counting to 10, he needs to count to 10. As I've said to him today, he's no use to us if he's suspended."