Rangers will go on, vows McCoist
Rangers manager Ally McCoist has no doubt the financially stricken Scottish giants will still be playing football next season.
The 140-year-old club travel to St Johnstone for their final Scottish Premier League match of the season on Sunday in administration, with one prospective takeover bid having collapsed and the Glasgow side's future uncertain.
McCoist, asked if it had crossed his mind that Sunday's game in Perth could be Rangers' last, replied: "It hasn't because I don't believe that will be the case.
"I'm not walking about with blinkers on, my eyes are very much open to the situation," he added.
"But the club has to go on, it will go on, it must go on. I am still of the opinion that our football club will continue with all the history we have had."
American businessman Bill Miller withdrew from the bidding process on Tuesday just days after being named preferred bidder.
Rangers were docked 10 points for entering administration in a move that helped new champions Celtic deprive their Glasgow rivals of the title and have since been hit with a transfer embargo.
Players at Rangers, who agreed wage cuts of up to 75 percent in March to avoid redundancies, are set to revert to their original contracts at the end of the season.
McCoist hopes his squad won't be asked to accept new pay restrictions.
"That's a question that will hopefully never be asked of the players. Only they can answer it.
"The players have made fantastic sacrifices. They have had a bizarre season in many ways, having to take cuts. I've said to them I think they have been great, I really do.
"There has been an awful lot asked of the players this season and they have been great but hopefully they won't need to be asked that question again in the future."
As to the search for a new owner, McCoist added: "I'm reserving judgement on everything at the moment.
"I refuse to get carried away as you can probably imagine. But, at the same time, I still remain optimistic and upbeat and very hopeful."