LEE McCULLOCH today urged prospective Rangers owner Charles Green to make retaining the current crop of Ibrox stars his top priority.
Green introduced himself to Ally McCoist's squad before their 4-0 win over St Johnstone on Sunday, with McCulloch opening the scoring before Sone Aluko netted a superb hat-trick at McDiarmid Park.
The English businessman is a former chief executive of Football League side Sheffield United and heads a 20-strong group of investors aiming to complete a deal for the Gers.
Green's rise to prominence has given hope to the Light Blue legions of a brighter future after a season to forget, but McCulloch knows there is still plenty of work to be done – and hopes the current Ibrox squad can be retained next term.
He said: "Charles Green came into the dressing room for two minutes before the game and introduced himself, but that was about it. He left and let the gaffer do his talk, but he seems really positive.
"He didn't say much more about his plans, he literally came in for a minute and said we'll see what happens over the next couple of days and weeks.
"The big thing is hopefully keeping the squad together. That's most important. We don't want anyone to go. Some of the feelings we've had in the dressing room haven't been nice and coming through it has made us a lot stronger.
"Time will tell if we can keep the dressing room together but, right now, it's all about next season. If we can get through this then I think the club will definitely come back stronger."