McCoist positive over future
Ally McCoist is positive Rangers' trip to St Johnstone on Sunday will not be the last game the club ever plays.
While the football is set to come to an end for now, talks will continue behind the scenes as administrators Duff and Phelps try to find a suitable buyer.
Asked whether it has crossed his mind that the trip to Perth could be Rangers' last game, McCoist said: "It hasn't because I don't believe that will be the case.
"I'm not walking about with blinkers on, my eyes are very much open to the situation.
"But the club has to go on, it will go on, it must go on. I am still of the opinion that our football club will continue with all the history we have had."
Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy and the Blue Knights took their offer off the table on Friday, claiming it is now to late to push through their favoured method of exiting administration via a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
American tycoon Bill Miller also withdrew from the process on Tuesday just days after being named preferred bidder.
Administrators said on Friday night that discussions with two bidding parties were at "a very advanced stage", with one of the groups involved in discussions reported to have links with former Sheffield United chief executive Charles Green.
McCoist is familiar with one of the individuals involved with one of the groups.
He said: "It's not for me to say who that is. I would be very positive about this gentleman.
"I don't know him, to be honest with you. I've never met him.
"But the administrators have told me a bit about him and anything that is a step in the right direction would have to be positive news.
"Just the fact that he is hopefully going to take the club forward would be enough reason to be positive."
Players will revert back to their original contracts at the end of the month after agreeing wage cuts of up to 75 per cent in March until the end of the season to avoid widespread redundancies.
McCoist would be reluctant to see his squad asked to extend that period of cuts further.
He said: "That's a question that will hopefully never be asked of the players. Only they can answer it.
"The players have made fantastic sacrifices. They have had a bizarre season in many ways, having to take cuts.
"I've said to them I think they have been great, I really do.
"There has been an awful lot asked of the players this season and they have been great but hopefully they won't need to be asked that question again in the future."
On the ongoing search for a new owner, McCoist added: "I'm reserving judgement on everything at the moment.
"I refuse to get carried away as you can probably imagine.
"But, at the same time, I still remain optimistic and upbeat and very hopeful."
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