THERE is no question Ally McCoist is under pressure.
For some Ibrox fans, questioning the role of McCoist will be a strict no-no given the way in which he conducted himself earlier this year, but for many, the bottom line is results.
Few among us would expect anything other than Rangers winning the Irn-Bru Third Division; and given that there is just one point in it, this is still hardly looking insurmountable.
However, there have already been a few embarrassing results for Rangers this year and the run of away draws added to Saturday's defeat to Stirling Albion infuriated a significant number of supporters.
Rangers have players who have performed in the SPL and who still earn SPL salaries.
McCoist needs to work out a way to fine tune these players to such an extent that they show their superiority in the bottom tier of Scottish football.
Time is of the essence, and continuing this current run of away form won't be tolerated.
HE NEEDS TIME says RICHARD WILSON
THE poor away form must be addressed, but there is little point changing the manager while the team is in transition.
There are reasons for Rangers' failure to perform well on their travels, not least the stifling tactics of opponents and the need to integrate so many new players to the side, but these are issues that Ally McCoist needs to overcome.
They're not excuses. The priority for the manager is to guide Rangers to promotion, and that is still well within reach.
Charles Green will not want to bring any more disruption to Ibrox when he is defending the club from accusations that the use of EBTs broke league registration rules.
The two directors, Brian Stockbridge and Imran Ahmad, are also working round the clock on the bid to launch the club onto the AIM Stock Exchange, and upheaval around the team will not be helpful.
McCoist has to be allowed time and space to manage his way out of the difficulties his team faces away from home.