This will not really trouble most Gers fans as it does not disrupt in any way the timescale expected to reach the top tier again.
Most Rangers supporters are happy to continue on the adventure that sees the club connect again with the grassroots of Scottish football, while buillding the squad into a formidable force that can dominate the game once more in this country.
I think I speak for the vast majority of Rangers fans when I say that exacting revenge upon those seeped in hatred of The Rangers will be something to look forward to.
To that end, I have a very simple proposal:
Do it on the field of play.
Rangers must use this time re-building to inculcate in the team a no mercy or quarter given mentality. Rangers must become the most ruthless team in history, with an indomitable will to crush every opponent in every game.
This merciless attitude must pervade every aspect of the team.
I am not talking about the will to win that is expected of players who don the light blue jersey. I am talking about something way beyond that – a killer instinct that makes the team feared by every opponent.
All the stuff about making friends on the journey is still valid. But that is a job for club officials and fans. The playing staff of Rangers must be honed into a machine that crushes all opposition.
If this attitude is adopted and developed now, it will strike terror into the hearts of opponents by the time the Rangers team works its way up the leagues.
Rangers fans must lose the attitude that 1-1 draws at home with a 10-man Elgin team are acceptable because it’s an off day and we are waltzing the league anyway.
It’s time for everybody connected with Rangers to say that no matter what happens off the pitch, the wrath of Rangers will most definitely be shown on it. I know that channelling the hurt and anger of the past months onto the field of play is the path favoured by many ex-players as the means of exacting revenge.
Rangers must go all out to annihilate the opposition in every game the team plays.
I have no doubt that Ally McCoist the player would have been up for that.
The question is: Is Ally McCoist the manager?
If the answer is yes, then Super Ally could become the Bill Struth of his generation.