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Smith hails Gers' determination

Rangers manager Walter Smith hailed his players for showing the determination to beat Celtic in the role of underdogs in the League Cup final.

Rangers secured the Co-operative Insurance Cup after winning an entertaining contest 2-1 thanks to an extra-time winner from Nikica Jelavic.

The match sparked from the start and Steven Davis put Rangers ahead in the 23rd minute before Joe Ledley headed an equaliser on the half-hour mark.

But one of the major talking points was Craig Thomson's decision to book Jelavic for diving seconds after pointing to the penalty spot when the Croatian went down under a challenge from Thomas Rogne.

Television pictures showed Rogne's foot had just brushed the knee of Jelavic, who then went down emphatically after a slight delay.

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