Ian Durrant has suggested to disgruntled Rangers fans that Mark Warburton deserves the time to try and take the Ibrox side back towards the summit of the Scottish Premiership, the Evening Times reports.
The Gers are currently third in the table, but their form has been hugely inconsistent. And their inability to put a string of wins together has seen them fall 11 points behind Celtic despite the Hoops playing one game less than their Old Firm foes.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
And after they could only draw with the division's bottom side Ross County on Sunday, some of the supporters voiced their frustration at the result.
With the weekend's game not being the first time that the fans have been left disappointed, some have discussed whether Warburton is the right man to continue leading them. But Durrant is confident that keeping faith with the Englishman is the way to go.
Former Rangers man Ian Durrant
"It's a shame that some negativity is creeping in around Rangers because Mark Warburton is building a new team," he said, as reported by the Evening Times. "Give him a chance.
"Everybody knows that it was just about consolidating Rangers this year and getting them challenging, and hopefully with a couple of new additions they can go and push on."
The success that Warburton oversaw last season must not be forgotten when assessing the job he has done. He led the team to two trophies, promotion to the top flight, and a win in an Old Firm semi-final.
And having made a number of changes to the playing squad over the summer, it is hardly surprising that Rangers still find themselves in something of a transitional period currently.
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