By Will Butcher
Rangers fans have defended manager Mark Warburton on Twitter after they failed to beat St. Johnstone at home on Wednesday night.
The 54-time Scottish champions lumbered to a 1-1 draw at Ibrox, after going behind in the first five minutes. Midfielder Blair Alston gave Johnstone the lead with a fine curling effort from the edge of the area.
The Daily Record claimed that the former Brentford boss is coming under increasing pressure, after winning just four Scottish Premiership fixtures out of 10 following their latest result.
Warburton’s side have failed to launch a title challenge against Old Firm rivals Celtic thus far, with Brendan Rodgers’ side already nine points ahead of the Gers with a game in hand.
Rangers fans took to Twitter to defend their manager though, with many believing that he should have been given more money to spend on transfers.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Think talk about getting rid of warburton is premature. But he really needs sort out his best 11 as I don't think he knows it.
— John Thomson (@JohnTho8627008) October 27, 2016
— Gordon Watson (@Gordon_Watson) October 27, 2016
Am I the only one that thinks that yhe record seem obsessed with Warburton leaving Rangers? Almost writing their own narrative.
— Scott Johnston (@Thefootyblognet) October 27, 2016
When you see hundreds eh fuds asking for Warburton to be sacked pic.twitter.com/JUVRRh9LN2
— Andrew Werner (@AWerner1690) October 27, 2016
Warburton is still an inexperienced manager and in his first 10 games of top flight football.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) October 27, 2016
Mark Warburton will walk,eventually,it will be a disappointing end to such a promising start.
Just my opinion.
— Smiffy (@Smiffy54AC) October 27, 2016
Warburton deserves the season imo. The only exception should be if we fall far behind Aberdeen /Hearts. Which i dont think will happen
— Gordo (@kasabianite) October 27, 2016
Warburton leaving is not the answer. I don't see how another manager will do any different a transfer budget consisting of a packet of rizla
— Garry Albertz (@garryhood1872) October 27, 2016
The Gers next face Kilmarnock on Saturday at Ibrox, as they look to reduce the gap between themselves and the top of the table.
Warburton will be desperate for a win to ease the pressure, but a loss could see his tenure as Rangers boss come under even more intense scrutiny.
In other Rangers news, Waburton has had this to say after fans booed his side.