Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has told The Sun that manager Stuart McCall should be given more time amid speculation over his future.
McCall, 50, arrived as Rangers manager in March as a replacement for Kenny McDowall, and guided the team to the play-off final - only to lose 6-1 on aggregate to Motherwell, denying Rangers promotion to the top flight.
That now means that McCall - who was only given a contract until the summer - now faces an uncertain future at Ibrox as Rangers could look to replace him ahead of the new Scottish Championship season.
However, McCall does have one player in his corner - midfielder Hutton. The 24-year-old barely featured under McCall but that hasn't altered his opinion on the former Bradford City boss.
Hutton says that McCall made a big impact in his short time in the Ibrox dugout, and believes that McCall does deserve more time to build his own squad and have another go at promotion.
"For somebody to come in and work in the short period Stuart did, it’s hard to judge him," said Hutton. "The Motherwell games were a big disappointment but given more time, he can be a success at Ibrox. Stuart certainly got a good reaction from the players before then.
"Although it wasn’t a good end to the season, there were things to build on and he could do a good job if he is given a chance to bring his own people in this summer," he added.
The bookmakers are already pricing up odds over who could replace McCall next season, with Mark Warburton, David Weir, Alex McLeish and Derek McInnes all allegedly in the running for the job.