Stark hopes for focus
Scotland Under-21 manager Billy Stark wants the Rangers players in his squad to maintain full concentration.
Last Updated: 27/02/12 9:43pm
Scotland Under-21 manager Billy Stark wants the Rangers players in his squad to maintain full concentration in Wednesday's crucial qualifier against Holland.
Ross Perry and Gregg Wylde, who both featured in Rangers' 4-1 win at Inverness on Sunday, have reported to the squad along with defender Darren Cole, who is on loan at Partick Thistle from Ibrox.
The players are preparing for the Under-21 qualifier at St Mirren Park amid uncertainty over their futures as administrators continue to carry out their review of staffing costs at their club, which could lead to redundancies among Ally McCoist's squad.
Stark said: "I think it does give them a wee respite away from the environment at Rangers at the moment. There is not a lot I can add. Ally is doing that superbly well.
"He is speaking to them as individuals and a group and squeezing the very best out of them.
"You're hoping that when they come with us it's a wee bit of freshness about them and they can hopefully concentrate our objectives on Wednesday night and we can get the best out of them."
Rangers director of football Gordon Smith and chief operating officer Ali Russell were both told last week they would be losing their jobs but administrators have given no clear indication of when any other decisions will be made.
"I know it's an ongoing situation at the club and who knows what sort of decisions can be made before our game," Stark added.
"I don't think there is any merit in figuring out what you would do if this or that happens.
"The Rangers boys are part of our group and I'm sure the rest of the group will help the Rangers boys as well.
"Looking at them and trying to measure their mood, they got a great lift from the result yesterday and to me they look fine. And I hope it stays that way."