RANGERS manager Ally McCoist has backed calls from fans for the club to be in the Irn-Bru Third Division next season.
McCoist broke his silence on the furore that has erupted around the newco club after the Scottish Premier League rejected their application to play in the top flight.
The Scottish Football League will meet next week to determine where Rangers, under chief executive Charles Green, will start the new campaign and McCoist hopes the views of Rangers fans are taken into account as he shuns a potential berth in the First Division.
His comments came after the SPL decision left him "like everyone else involved at our club – extremely disappointed to put it mildly".
He said: "We are now in the hands of chief executive David Longmuir at the SFL, who is certainly a man that Charles and I trust implicitly.
"He is a good, honest man that I firmly believe has the best interests of Scottish football at heart. Out of all the characters involved in this situation I think David and his member clubs have been very unfortunate to have been put in a position where they have to make a decision.
"Whatever decision they reach we will accept. The vast majority of SPL chairmen have been listening to their supporters, which is great, I'm all for it.
"We had a meeting with our supporters last night and the vast majority of them – in the region of 75-80% – have said enough is enough, let's go to SFL 3. Our good friends at Celtic issued a statement that stated that integrity was of paramount importance to Scottish football and we totally agree with that."
SFA chief executive Stewart Regan earlier said Scottish football would die a "slow, lingering death" if Rangers were not parachuted into the First Division or an SPL2 next season.
That could see the club hit with further sanctions and McCoist insists it is time for the punishments to stop.
He told Rangers TV: "They might want to put us in SFL 1 with more sanctions. We have a transfer embargo hanging over us but how can I operate with a transferembargo when I only have six players?
It's impossible and it's just madness.
"I have in the region of six first-team players at pre- season training right now, two of whom were regulars last season in the SPL.
"We need to bring in the region of 10, 12 or even 14 players.
"I reckon since January we have lost close to 21 players. We have to start rebuilding and replacing."