ALLY McCOIST clearly forgot to check his calendar this morning.

With the ongoing lockdown due to coronavirus, it can be hard to keep track of the days sometimes.

But the Rangers legend really should have made a note of today's date before he appeared on his usual slot on Talksport.

The former Ibrox ace dialled in from home to appear on the show alongside presenter Laura Woods and former Engand star Darren Bent - and was left red-faced after the pair played an April fool on him.

Woods and Bent decided to tease McCoist by saying that Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic was desperate to sign for the Hoops.

They said that Ibrahimovic - who is currently on the books at Serie A giants AC Milan - wanted to follow in Parkhead legend Henrik Larsson's footsteps and have a crack at Scottish football.

And the former Rangers man fell for it hook, line and sinker.

"Scottish football, over the years, has had some great Swedish players," a blissfully unaware McCoist said.

"Going back to when I first signed for Rangers and we had Robert Prytz playing for us, played in a European Cup final with Malmo against Nottingham Forest. Of course, you've got Jonas Thern, Henrik [Larsson], [Johan] Mjallby was a great player for Celtic as well.

"I don't know if there's a little bit of that when he was growing that he saw some of the Swedish players playing in Scotland. Clearly he has had an absolutely outrageous career.

"Truthfully, I think it would be great. With Scottish football, we need every boost we can get at this moment in time so I think in terms of the game, what a profile.

"Obviously with Steven Gerrard coming up to Rangers, that gave Scottish football an extra profile. It's another level again if Ibrahimovic came to Celtic and truthfully, I think it would be fantastic."

After McCoist had finished waxing lyrical about the prospect of Ibrahimovic pitching up in Glasgow, Woods and Bent pointed out the date to him.

There was a short pause, and then the response from the former Rangers star: "I think you two are really funny..."