Scottish League One: Ally McCoist focused on Rangers game at Forfar
Rangers manager Ally McCoist is looking forward to concentrating on the football in Monday's game at Forfar.
Last Updated: 25/01/14 3:49pm
The League One leaders were rocked again on Thursday when it emerged the first-team players had been asked to consider - but rejected - a 15 per cent pay cut.
That offer comes as chief executive Graham Wallace seeks ways to cut costs at the club following the £14.4million loss recorded in the 13 months up to June.
McCoist said: "The football side of things is what is keeping me sane right now.
"The boys have been terrific with the way they have gone about their business. It's to their eternal credit that they are getting criticised for only winning 1-0 and 2-0. That's how far they have come.
"But my biggest concern is that the off-field stuff will have an effect on their performances. The players in the dressing room don't deserve to be going through this."
Forfar are the only side to have beaten Rangers this season with a 2-1 extra-time win at Station Park in their League Cup tie back in August.
Rangers have beaten Dick Campbell's side twice since then - including a 6-1 victory at Ibrox in early December - but McCoist knows the Loons are no pushovers at home.
He said: "Forfar are going well. I saw Dick in the paper the other day and as usual, he is well up for the game.
"They beat Stenhousemuir at home 3-0 quite comfortably at home last time out and had a great result away to Brechin before that.
"Forfar have without doubt, outwith the last time we played them at home, given us really tough games.
"We felt we played well against them last time at Ibrox and certainly it was the best we felt we had played against them.
"But going up there is a completely different environment, a completely different game. I can sense the boys in our group expecting a really tough game."