Ex-Rangers man Andy Little has insisted that Ally McCoist deserves his portion of the credit for Rangers’ current success, as reported by the Glasgow Evening Times.
Little thinks that McCoist held the club together through harder times and whilst it may have been right to let him go in the end it should be remember that he played a part in taking them back towards the Scottish Premiership.
The now Preston player has just been promoted to the Championship after his side's emphatic win at Wembley but spent seven years at Rangers competing at the highest and lowest ends of Scottish football.
He plans to return to Glasgow to watch the team he refers to as ‘us’ compete in the play-offs with the hope of having another promotion party come Sunday when Rangers could return to Scotland’s top flight.
Speaking about McCoist’s time in charge, Little was insistent that he deserves credit for doing such a good job in very difficult circumstances when bringing Rangers back up the leagues.
"The gaffer, as I call him, did a great job. When he came in he kept the team together, kept the club together in far worse times than they have had lately.
"He deserves credit for that.
"Unfortunately, the results and performances weren't as good as he would have liked, so maybe it was understandable something had to change.
"He did a very good job of keeping the club together when I don't think any man could have done as well as him.”
Little – who scored 34 goals in 48 league starts at Rangers – is happy to see the club in the hands of the new board and is hoping that stability coupled with promotion can see Rangers rise back to the prominence they used to have.
The performances the Light Blues have already shown in the play-offs will give Little faith that the Gers will put in a big performance in front of another packed out Ibrox and then finish the job away from home.