RANGERS hero Ally McCoits and Celtic-daft talkSPORT host Alan Brazil this morning clashed over the rescheduled winter break.

The pair were discussing the SPFL decision to bring the pause into action after Sunday's Boxing Day fixtures.

It means the Celtic vs Rangers match scheduled for January 2 has now been shifted to a Wednesday night derby on February 2.

And questioned on when the Glasgow derby will take place, McCoist couldn't resist a dig at Celtic and pal Brazil.

The Ibrox icon joked the SFA and Scottish Premiership chiefs had "put it in Celtic's hands".

McCoist said on talkSPORT: "It's been put back. I think it's been put back to whenever you decide to play it.

"I think the SFA and the league have just put it in Celtic's hands.

"Effectively I think you've just to let us know when you fancy playing it and we'll come along, I think that's what's happened."

But Brazil was quick to hit back with a cheeky swipe of his own after McCoist's comments as he referenced refereeing decisions and the recent Premier Sports Cup triumph.

He replied: "Are a couple of your favourite refs not available? Have they got symptoms?

"I guess we'll just have to polish that cup, won't we?"

It comes after Celtic last night could only draw with Jim Goodwin's makeshift St Mirren after heroics from a number of youngsters.

The Buddies went into the match in Paisley with 11 players out having tested positive for Covid and further players isolating with symptoms.

It meant starts for Dylan Reid, 16, and a debut for Kieran Offord, 17, alongside 19-year-old Jay Henderson in midfield.

And McCoist poked fun at the memorable result for the Buddies as he joked over the age of the team fielded by Goodwin.

"There's some breaking news - no, seriously", said McCoist as he set up the punchline.

"Three of the St Mirren players this morning have tested positive for Calpol."