McLeish vows to fight on
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Under-fire Rangers boss Alex McLeish has vowed to ride out the storm at Ibrox.Under-fire Rangers boss Alex McLeish has vowed to ride out the storm at Ibrox.
Rangers dropped further behind in the title race after being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.
The reigning champions' current slump in form has seen the knives out for McLeish with calls increasing for him to be axed.
Rangers face Artmedia Bratislava in a crunch UEFA Champions League encounter on Tuesday and McLeish admits the pressure is on him.
"I can assure the Rangers fans that I won't go down without a fight," said McLeish.
"We've all got personal problems but the club is the most important thing.
"I'm getting a bit of criticism just now and it would be nice to wake up smiling in the morning for a change.
"But the most important thing is that we keep digging in for the sake of Rangers.
"We have a massive game on Tuesday night and the aim is to be sitting smiling on Wednesday morning."
Gers striker Steven Thompson hopes that a win against Artmedia Bratislava could help boost their SPL chances.
Thompson salvaged a draw against Inverness and he hopes victory over Artmedia could turn around their season.
"Maybe being away in the Champions League will give us the break from The SPL we need and will be the tonic we need," said Thompson.
"We hope we can lift ourselves and do well and hopefully we will have a bit of luck for a change."