Inverness v Rangers reaction
Ally McCoist spoke of his immense pride in his Rangers players after they delivered 90 minutes of respite with a 4-1 SPL victory at Inverness.
Rangers lost at home to Kilmarnock last weekend in their first match since going into administration, but they quickly brushed off the off-field worries in the Highlands as goals from Steven Davis and Sone Aluko put them two ahead inside 16 minutes on Sunday.
Andrew Little produced a composed finish on his first Scottish Premier League start of an injury-hit season and Lee McCulloch netted from his striker's role after Inverness defender Steve Williams had headed a goal back just before the interval.
The build-up to the game was dominated by a sequence of stark revelations about the club's financial affairs and uncertainty over the immediate future of staff at the club, including the players.
McCoist also lost experienced pair Sasa Papac and Lee Wallace to suspension and injury respectively, but Ross Perry and Salim Kerkar proved able deputies with the latter having a hand in three goals.
And McCoist was hugely satisfied with the reaction of his players following another difficult week.
"I said to the boys before the game that the one thing they needed as much as anything today was a healthy respect for each other to go and play," the Rangers boss said.
"And they did that. They have been battered, bruised and taken a couple of standing counts but they are certainly not down and far from out.
"I thought the spirit and the willingness to help each other and give the entire club a boost today was really evident.
"Today was about putting a smile back on the faces of everyone involved with the club, be it the travelling support, be it the workforce, be it the coaching staff or the secretaries at Murray Park and Ibrox.
"Today was all about giving the entire club a boost and I'm really proud of the boys because they certainly did that."
Joint administrator Paul Clark is reported to have said there will be job cuts this week, but McCoist remains uncertain about what will happen when a review of staffing is carried out.
So far director of football Gordon Smith and chief operating officer Ali Russell are the only two members of staff to have been told they are losing their jobs.
"There have been job losses, we should not forget that," McCoist said.
"I didn't see that quote in the newspaper today. Paul has certainly not told me that people will be going. I give you my word on that.
"But I'm not daft enough to think there might have to be cuts here and there. He will tell me what's happening."
McCoist was glad of the fixture in Inverness as it gave the squad the chance to get away from Glasgow together and spend a night in a hotel.
But he did not use the opportunity to have meetings about financial decisions.
"Effectively I don't know (what will happen)," he said. "What I said to the players was that I'll be completely honest and 100% transparent about everything I know.
"But there isn't any point having meetings with them if I don't have anything to say to them.
"They know themselves that if I have anything to say to them via the administrator then I'll do it.
"But it's the administrator that will tell me what is happening. I think that is quite important to point that out.
"I'm part of the staff that is under the rule of the administrator. I'm no different other than I'm higher up the pecking order in terms of getting information passed to me.
"Paul Clark from Duff and Phelps has been great, it's ironic to use the word productive about meetings with administrators, but they have been.
"I would certainly expect to have more in the next couple of days."
Inverness manager Terry Butcher also praised the Rangers players but he had little positive to say about his own.
Butcher said: "If there was a positive it was the goal, Steve Williams' first for the club. That was it.
"It was just a sea of negatives as far as I'm concerned.
"Rangers deserve a lot of credit under the circumstances they are in.
"It was an excellent team performance from them, after they got in front there was no looking back.
"It was men against boys at the end of the day, and I hate to say that.
"This team might not play again for Rangers, you never know what's going to happen next week.
"They showed great application. Our players didn't."